There are countless variations of sugo di pomodoro in Italian cuisine and making a good tomato sauce can seem challenging, but if you follow these easy steps you’ll be able to make a great fool-proof salsa for your pasta or grains anytime.
- keep it simple
- pick the right ingredients: there are only few ingredients in the sauce so make it sure that (at least) tomatoes and XV Olive Oil are high-quality.
- do not overcook
I’m all for convenience when it actually makes life simpler, but it’s always been a mystery to me why people buy those jars of wretched “spaghetti sauce” that line our supermarket shelves when you can make real tomato sauce with only a tiny bit more time and effort.
I suspect that many people are simply confused. They automatically think of that “Sunday sauce—ragù—that takes elaborate preparation and hours of simmering on the stove. But an everyday tomato sauce—sugo di pomodoro—can be ready in as little as 15 minutes, less time than it will probably take to bring a pot of water to the boil and cook your pasta. And, for the simplest variations, all you need are some tomatoes, either canned or fresh, olive oil and onion or clove of garlic.(<www.memoriediangelina.com>)
Making a good tomato sauce can seem challenging but if you follow these easy steps you'll be able to make a great fool-proof salsa for your pasta or grains anytime. This recipe shares a secret to make the sauce creamier .
- whole peeled tomatoes (Cento) - plain, no added ingredients
- 1 big organic onion -
- 1 clove garlic -
- fresh basil leaves -
- XVOO -
- salt -
- (opt. black pepper or paprika) -
in a saucepan add 6 Tbs olive oil, set gas on low/medium, add chopped onion and let cook for a few minutes till becomes translucent. (I usually add also a whole clove of garlic, which I remove before adding the tomatoes)
add tomatoes to onion, if needed add some water and let cook covered for 15 minutes. Add salt.
blend sauce either directly in the pan (if deep enough) or in a mixing container. Add fresh basil.
use with your favorite pasta, add peperoncino, olive oil and parmesan if you like.