Grilled Tomato Sauce on Barbecue

By Boomette on July 26, 2007

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    1. 15 lbs Italian tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise
    2. 3/4 cup olive oil
    3. 3 onions, chopped
    4. 4 garlic cloves, chopped
    5. 2 bay leaves
    6. 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
    7. salt and pepper


  1. Put the barbecue to high heat.
  2. In a big bowl, mix tomatoes and 2/3 cup of oil. Salt and pepper.
  3. Put enough pieces of tomatoes on the grill to cover it completely and grill about 5 minutes on each side. Remove from the grill and put on a baking sheet. Let cool down.
  4. Grill this way all the tomatoes, then peel them with fingers and press carefully to remove the seeds. Set aside in a bowl.
  5. Mash coarsely tomatoes with hands or a mash potatoes.
  6. In a big casserole, tenderize onion and garlic in the remaining oil. Add the peeled tomatoes and bay leaves. Bring to boil and let simmer to medium heat for about 2 minutes stirring frequently. Salt and pepper. Add the basil. Adjust seasoning. Serve on pasta.