Enjoy getting sauced!

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Real Estate Agent with Red Rock Real Estate UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

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

 

Ingredients:
3 pounds of peeled Roma tomatoes
20 fresh basil leaves
One large white onion
Two garlic cloves
2 tablespoons of virgin olive oil
Salt
Pepper

 

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. 

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Comments (18)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! that sauce receipt sounds absolutely fantastic!!!

Jul 31, 2021 05:11 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you so much George Souto, it is so versatile, simple and healthy!

Jul 31, 2021 05:18 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! thank you for the delicious tomato basil sauced recipe.

Jul 31, 2021 05:28 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

You are very welcome John Pusa, it is easy to make and a delicious touch to quick meal prep! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Jul 31, 2021 06:05 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Those are well photographed tomatoes if I do say so myself and the recipes ain't half bad lol

Jul 31, 2021 07:26 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

It was delicious and if you ever visit southern Utah, I will cook for you Laura Cerrano! Promise.

Jul 31, 2021 07:54 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Sounds like a great sauce.  One I will definately give a try.  Thanks for sharing.

Aug 01, 2021 12:38 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Wanda - from the garden to your imagination and then to the table.  And relatively simple too.  Good job.  

Aug 01, 2021 02:11 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That sounds like such a delicious sauce but it also sounds like more prep work than I would be willing to put in myself, haha.

Aug 01, 2021 05:45 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

This sounds easy enough, Wanda... and I love me a good tomato sauce. Will definitely give your recipe a whirl.

Aug 01, 2021 05:51 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

You are welcome Richard Weeks, enjoy!

Aug 01, 2021 06:52 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Roma tomatoes are so versatile and this recipe brings out their rich flavor Michael Jacobs! I like making Caprese Salad with them as well.

Aug 01, 2021 06:56 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

It is worth the time spent Brian England, if you enjoy cooking that is! We sure do, especially with fresh ingredients.

Aug 01, 2021 06:59 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

I mixed the sauce with ground beef and rice and made stuffed green peppers last week as well Nina Hollander, Broker. It was delicious!

Aug 01, 2021 07:04 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Wanda and thanks for sharing this with us here in the Rain.  I have to watch what I make because my wife does not eat tomotes of any kind.  I but out alot of recipes because of her.

Aug 01, 2021 09:27 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

You are welcome Will Hamm, that is very interesting! I enjoy most fruits and vegetables except boiled squash...it has a slimey texture. Uck.

Aug 01, 2021 09:45 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - Now you're cooking! Pasta with homemade tomato sauce with hand grown green peppers, onion and fresh garlic is my favorite! I looked at your photo of the plate of spaghetti and couldn't figure out why the cheese looked different than mozzarella and now I know why! I never thought about using Swiss cheese but I'll be sure to give it a try. Come to think of it, I'll bet Provolone Cheese would taste good too. What do you think?

Aug 03, 2021 06:04 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

I discovered Swiss Spaghetti in my early 20's. A Swiss chef who owned a higher end restaurant, cooked it for us before opening up for the dinner crowd. He also made the best fresh garlic dinner salad I have ever tasted. Yes, I would try Provolone cheese as well.

 

This is making me hungry Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP!

Aug 04, 2021 06:42 AM