♥ → ♥ SUMMER GARDEN COOKING ♥ ← ♥
Determinate tomatoes on the vine ripen all at one time which makes them ideal for a big batch harvest and cooking up some pasta sauce. I found several online recipes for San Marzano Pasta Sauce and combined them to create a custom sauce with lots of garlic and fresh basil. A photo journal below on how to make a simple tomato sauce and I admit this is my first time making pasta sauce completely from scratch.
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Fresh off the vine San Marzano Tomatoes
After chopping up the tomatoes I added them to a low heat mixture of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and chopped Garlic.
Medium heat cooking for 10 minutes and then mash the semi- cooked tomatoes with a potato masher.
Sea Salt/Kosher Salt with Herb Blend added with Basil and Crushed Pepper to taste.
Blending with a hand blender right in the pot after 10 minutes of cooking.
All Done... Ready for eating or freezing. The final sauce has a nice bright orange-red color. Home-made sauce has a flavor that just cannot be replicated with store-bought... do you agree? I was amazed at the difference.