Friday, June 24, 2011

Fifteen Minute Tomato Sauce

Take a quick stroll down the supermarket aisle and you will see there is no shortage of jarred tomato sauce. I always pass over them in favor of this quick and easy to prepare homemade sauce. With a recipe this basic, don't skip on good quality San Marzano tomatoes, it will make all the difference in your finished sauce. You can also add diced onion, fresh or dried basil, or a variety of other spices to suit your tastes.

Fifteen Minute Tomato Sauce
original recipe by Eating Deliciously

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 28-ounce can San Marzano crushed tomatoes
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan. Add garlic and sauté about 1 minute or until fragrant. Do not let the garlic brown.

Stir in the tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and continue to cook for about 10 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.