Saturday, February 17, 2018

Homemade Tomato Sauce

I've always been a recipe kind of cook.  Basically, I can't cook SHIT without a recipe.  I envy the people who can just whip up a dinner from scratch.  How do they do that?  Recipes that I've made for 10+ years still require me to make note of the ingredients and the measurements.  Is that my OCD?  Or, remnants of the concussion I suffered years ago?  I don't know - but I'm proud to share an amazing tomato sauce that I whipped up all by myself - no recipe!  It's a "Farm to Table" recipe - and in that I mean, somebody else's Farm to my Table. And, you basically, just throw stuff in the pot.

For starters, make sure you have an abundance of tomatoes.  Roma tomatoes are the best, in my opinion.  But, try what you've got - can't go wrong!  Heat a Dutch Oven with Olive Oil, add a bit of minced garlic and some diced onions.  And start chopping those tomatoes!  Chop and chop until you feel like you have enough for whatever dinner you're making.  Let it simmer on Low for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add some fresh Basil or Italian Seasonings.  And, Salt.  Can't go wrong with Salt.

And, in less than 2 hours, you have an amazing homemade tomato sauce that you can add to spaghetti, lasagna, eggplant parmesan, chicken parmesan or your favorite soup!  My best advice though, regardless of what you're making, is that it pairs well with wine.  Cheers!