Fresh Sicilian Tomato Sauce
- Ready In:
- 4hrs 30mins
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 6 cloves garlic (crushed)
- 2 medium onions (chopped)
- 9 cups ripe fresh tomatoes (, cored & chopped)
- 2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes (undrained)
- 1 green pepper (chopped)
- 1⁄4 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
- 1⁄2 cup sweet vermouth
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon rosemary
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- black pepper
- Heat oil in an 8-quart heavy bottom pot.
- Saute garlic& onion until tender but not brown.
- Add all remaining ingredients except salt& pepper.
- Bring to a simmer and cook gently (uncovered) for 4 hours, stirring often.
- Add salt& pepper as desired.
EXCELLENT! I was inundated with tomatoes from two neighbors' gardens and didn't want them to go to waste. I came in search of a way to use them and chose this recipe. PERFECT! I had to sub white wine for the sweet vermouth but followed the rest as stated. I didn't blend it further as a previous reviewer did because I liked the texture of it after cooking it for 4 hours. I put them into freezer ziploc's to use as my staple sauce as needed for recipes. Wonderful and fresh!
Perfect !! I was drawn by the name, since we recently visited Sicily -- but primarily because I had BUCKETS of plum tomatoes ! This was super simple to prepare, and a lovely saucy taste that will not fight with other flavors of your pasta. As soon as I removed from heat, used an immersion (stick) blender, and worked it only til chunky/smooth. I wanted to avoid freezing, so put a few casseroles together to freeze for later --"Recipe#106732" - frozen not tasted. I think I see another pile of tomatoes --(only 3 plants!) - so will do some more and freeze. Thanks for posting, KeyWee.
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