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Old 08-07-2016, 07:45 AM
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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I'm actually an Italian by birth. What a strange comment.
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:09 AM
Location: tampa bay
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Originally Posted by grampaTom View Post
28 can San Marzano crushed tomatoes
2 or 3 cloves garlic crushed
1/2 medium sized onion diced
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fresh Basil torn or chopped -- about 1/4 cup
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp sugar

heat 2 Tbsp Olive Oil is sauce pan and saute onions until soft, add garlic and stir for about a minute, then add the remaining ingredients and bring just to boil and then cover and remove from heat.

I like to take my time and sip some red wine while I'm making it -- toasting some bread and making a salad. Sometimes I'll go ahead and grate some hard cheese in before serving. If I feel like it I might throw in some sauteed mushrooms, some sweet Italian sausage or even some kalamata olives. It probably never turns out exactly the same any 2 times but it is always good.
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Old 08-07-2016, 12:44 PM
Location: Bloomington IN
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I'm assuming you mean a marinara type sauce?

I make mine in a crock pot and freeze it. When I pull it out I add additional ingredients if I feel like it. It's a pretty versatile, basic tomato sauce.

Industrial size can of crushed tomatoes (also called a #10 can--about 106 oz.)
small onion sauteed in olive oil
lots of minced garlic (at least 5 cloves--depends on taste)--tossed into the onions at the last minute
1/2-1 cup of dry red wine
1 small can of tomato paste
5 cloves
3 bay leaves
3-4 tbs. basil (I LOVE basil)
1-2 tbs. oregano
3 tbs. parsley
1-2 Tbs. Italian seasoning
pinch of sage
tsp. red pepper flakes
salt to taste

Cook on low for 6-8 hours. If I have fresh herbs I use those. The fresh herbs stay green when frozen in the sauce. It's delightful to have fresh tasting herbs in winter months in the Midwest. In a couple of weeks I'll make a couple of batches of sauce with the fresh herbs from my garden. For some reason the flavor of this sauce is better after freezing it.
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Old 08-07-2016, 01:16 PM
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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1 can (28oz.) whole, peeled tomatoes

5 tbs butter

1 large onion, halved

Salt, herbs

Puree tomatoes to desired consistency. Warm to simmer. Add onion halves and butter. Simmer for ~1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Remove onion halves, add salt and herbs to taste, simmer 10 minutes. Serve.
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