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    Simple Tomato Sauce

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    55 mins

    15 mins

    40 mins

    DriaDB's Note:

    The best -- comes from Alice Waters' The Art of Simple Food.

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    1. 1
      Sautee the garlic in olive oil until it starts to sizzle, about 1 minute.
    2. 2
      Add the tomatoes, cover, bring to a boil, add salt.
    3. 3
      Reduce to a simmer, let cook for 20-25 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add a handful of fresh basil (or substitute parsley), to taste.
    5. 5

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 26, 2010


      Lovely simple sauce and very versatile - this is something that everyone should learn to make properly. May I make a suggestion re fresh basil - after your sauce as come to a simmer place the chopped basil on top (DO NOT STIR) and leave it there until the sauce is cooked - then stir thru.

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    • on April 03, 2010


      DH said, "I hope you NEVER buy jarred sauce again!" You've got to love a simple sauce that tastes like summer in Italy (well, what I imagine Summer in Italy would taste like!) I think the key is to just bring the garlic to sizzle, not to brown it or overcook it. I am willing to bet this would be out of this world if make with fresh summer tomatoes warm from the sun! Wonderful recipe, Dria - thanks so much for sharing! Made for PAC Spring 2010 - you were adopted (and thank goodness for that!)

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    • on May 18, 2009


      going to finally try this, but add SUGAR at the end to get it just right, i like it a little sweet. So simple tho, this is a great sauce, TESTING again too.

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    Nutritional Facts for Simple Tomato Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (168 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 79.4
    Calories from Fat 50
    Total Fat 5.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.7 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 203.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 7.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    Sugars 4.1 g
    Protein 1.4 g

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