Tomato Sauce (Salsa di Pomodoro)

Ingredients (Makes 1 Quart)

  • 1 Quart Vine Ripened Tomato Puree
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves of Fresh Garlic
  • Fresh Basil
  • Mamma Agata's Secret

    The cherry tomatoes used to make this sauce should to be vine-ripened so they are sweet. Sweet tomatoes are the key ingredient in many Italian dishes; If the tomatoes are not ripe and sweet, it is okay to add a spoonful of sugar to sweeten the tomato sauce.

    In a saucepan, heat in the olive oil, garlic and basil over a high flame. The high flame will release the oils in the fresh garlic to enhance the flavors of the sauce

    Add the tomato puree and cook for 15 minutes, first over on a high flame until the sauce begins to boil, then cover the pan and lower the flame to simmer the sauce for the remaining time.

    This sauce can be used for all your tomato based recipes such as eggplant parmigiana, or whenever you see "Mamma Agata's Tomato Sauce" mentioned in Mamma Agata's recipe book

    Mamma Agata produces 700 bottles of tomato sauce every year in August and she also produces her own olive oil!

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