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Making a Basic Tomato Sauce

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Over the past few posts, we’ve been talking about making your own tomato sauce. We’ve covered how to choose the right tomatoes for your sauce and even filled you in on secrets that will give your sauce great flavors and an amazing taste. Today we’re going to break down the steps to making a basic tomato sauce that even a kitchen newbie can accomplish. If you’re searching for the best catering companies Raleigh NC has to offer in 2018, call Catering by Design. We offer big savings, awesome customer service, and great tasting food.

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How to Make a Basic Tomato Sauce

First, decide on what type of tomato sauce you want to make, chunky or pureed. To prep the tomatoes, use a food processor or blender to save you lots of chopping time. If you prefer an extremely chunky sauce, you can skip this step and let the tomatoes naturally break down as they simmer. You should also go ahead and prep any other vegetables you want to add like green peppers, onion, garlic, mushrooms, etc.

Once you’re all prepped, take a rather large wide-bottomed skillet and add some olive oil and place over medium to high heat. Add your complementary veggies and sauté until they’re very soft. Add some salt to release the flavors and continue to sauté until done.

Now you’ll add your tomatoes to your sauté mixture and let this simmer. You can simmer sauce for 30 minutes to 90 minutes depending on what type of texture and flavor profile you’re looking for. Shorter cooking time will result in thinner sauce with a fresh tomato flavor. Longer simmering will produce a much thicker sauce with a cooked flavor profile.

While the sauce simmers, you can also add any other flavorings, like olives, herbs, capers, etc. Just be sure to watch the sauce while it’s simmering and give it a good stir every few minutes. If your sauce is still too thick for your liking after cooking, you can further puree it by using a blender. And that’s how you make a basic tomato sauce.

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