Basic Tomato Sauce

30. April 2006 Soups, Stocks + Sauces 0

I love making my own tomato sauce in the summer because the plump and juicy tomatoes are available in the market. Once transfered to a covered container, your tomato sauce keeps a week in the fridge. You can also store them in the freezer to make them last for several months. Just make sure that the sauce is completely cool before you cover and transfer them to store.

A lot of pasta dishes with tomato sauce are so easy to make. When I know I want pasta for dinner, I just take out my frozen sauce from the freezer and let it sit in the fridge. I just completely heat it up with my favorite ingredients.

5 vine-riped tomatoes, quartered
1 small carrot, peeled, shredded
3 sprigs of fresh thyme
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 red onion, sliced thinly
olive oil, salt, pepper

1. In a large saucepan, heat some olive oil over medium heat. Sauté garlic until light brown and cook onions until transparent. Add the thyme and carrots and cook for about 5 minutes.
2. With your hands, add the tomatoes while crushing them with your hands. Get all of the tomatoes and their juice to the pot. Simmer, stirring often and cook until the sauce is thick. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Set aside to let cool. When cool enough, transfer to a sealable container.

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