Proper Tomato Sauce Using Fresh Tomatoes (3 ingredients)

Proper Tomato Sauce Using Fresh Tomatoes (3 ingredients)

The secret on how to make tomato sauce isn’t just fresh tomatoes, but good technique. The best part is that this tomato sauce is extremely easy but is also surprisingly quick to make. So now you can have your homemade tomato sauce on all of your favorite types of pasta, and brag to your friends because you make the best tomato sauce ever.

The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking (One of my top 5 books):

Ingredients you’ll need:

First Variation:
4.5 pounds (1.8kilo) fresh roma tomatoes
1/2 cup (125ml) good extra virgin olive oil
sea salt to taste

Second Variation (Amatriciana-esque style) *this gets added to the simmering tomatoes instead of that 1/2 cup (125ml) of olive oil:
1/4 cup diced guanciale (75g)
2 sprigs rosemary
1 clove garlic lightly crushed left whole *see notes*
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

*notes on garlic*: I use only one clove because it’s flavor needs to be very subtle for this tomato sauce. You really want the flavor of the tomato to shine through for the majority of the flavor. Authentic Italian flavor uses garlic in moderation and in subtlety.

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