Enjoy getting sauced!
One of the benefits of having a backyard garden, is the ability to pick a diverse selection of vegetables every day during the growing season. You can’t get any fresher than that!
This simple tomato sauce recipe has only seven ingredients and can be used in dishes such as spaghetti and meatballs, bruschetta, goulash, and many other Italian-style dishes.
Preparation: 20 Minutes
First, you take the Roma tomatoes, score the bottom of each one with a sharp knife and toss in to boiling water for 30 seconds. This will allow for easy peeling.
Drain. Put them into a bowl and cover completely with ice to stop the cooking process quickly. Peel, cut oblong and remove all seeds. You will then chop them coarsely.
Peel large white onion and chop coarsely, put into a large, hot frying pan along with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, cook until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for two more minutes.
Avoid burning the garlic because it will become bitter. Add the Roma tomatoes plus basil and use back of spoon to mash tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes over medium heat.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Homemade Tomato Basil Sauce
3 pounds of peeled Roma tomatoes
20 fresh basil leaves
One large white onion
Two garlic cloves
2 tablespoons of virgin olive oil
Add any type of meat that you prefer or create a vegetarian style dish. It is also freezable, to use at a later time. It will last up to a week in the refrigerator.
My final dish is Swiss Bucatini. Top bucatini, a thick, hollow pasta, with the homemade tomato basil sauce and add a couple of slices of swiss cheese. Put in counter top oven on reheat or microwave for 90 seconds. Cheese will melt and create a gooey, savory result.
Enjoy getting sauced, I sure did!
This is an entry to July's Active Rain Challenge - Savory Stories, hosted by Rocky Dickerson and Debe Maxwell.