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Monday, March 3, 2014

Homemade Spaghetti Red Sauce

Use this sauce with the above Ricotta Spinach Filled Ravioli Pasta Recipe too or your favorite Pasta
you can also add meatballs or sausages or hamburger too

Homemade Sauce never can Compare to Store Bought Brands, it's made with Love, you can make it up ahead of time and put it in the Fridge a couple days.

What you Need:
2 1/2 pounds fresh tomatoes cut and put in food processor
1 Onion diced
1/2 cup olive oil heated in pan
6 cloves of garlic
handful of fresh basil, chopped
crushed red peppers
kosher salt

How to Make it:
To start, saute onions and garlic, then add prepared tomatoes. For a more concentrated sauce, cook longer or for a more “raw” sauce give the tomatoes a quick sauté. Dana likes to  roast, then puree, tomatoes when making sauce. For a smoother sauce, puree in a blender (or immersion blender) or leave it chunky.

The Seasonings
Onions, garlic, oregano, basil, and olive oil are tomato sauce basics. Other fave tomato sauce spices: parsley, bay leaf and thyme, and fennel seed. Use fresh or dried herbs, depending on what you’ve got around — remember, use less of the more potent dried herbs. Add a touch of red wine or red wine vinegar for a little extra zing. If you’re looking to spice it up, add red pepper flakes or a jalapeno or serrano pepper (or two).
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