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Fresh Tomato Sauce

Fresh Tomato Sauce created by Rita1652

A recipe from my Great Aunt's collection. This is one she clipped out of the paper, probably the Chicago Tribune. This contains some unusual ingredients - in particular saffron and ground coriander, and the recipe also calls for steeping a bundle of herbs in the sauce as it cooks. If saffron is too costly, you can substitute dried safflower or just leave it out. Makes 3 cups sauce.

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  • Saute onion and garlic in olive oil in a large saucepan until tender.
  • Stir in flour until smooth.
  • Add tomatoes.
  • Wrap thyme, parsley, bay leaf, and orange rind in cheesecloth, tie, and add to the pot.
  • Add all remaining ingredients.
  • Heat sauce to a simmer, then drop on the lid and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove lid and simmer another 25-30 minutes, or until sauce has thickened.
  • Remove the herb bouquet and chill sauce overnight (or freeze for later).
  • Heat again before serving over hot cooked pasta or meats.
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"A recipe from my Great Aunt's collection. This is one she clipped out of the paper, probably the Chicago Tribune. This contains some unusual ingredients - in particular saffron and ground coriander, and the recipe also calls for steeping a bundle of herbs in the sauce as it cooks. If saffron is too costly, you can substitute dried safflower or just leave it out. Makes 3 cups sauce."
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  1. Cooking Master
    Almost... incredible! Easy 'n' tasty!
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  2. Edith T
    I liked the flavors in this recipe. I didn't use the saffron because I didn't have any. I threw all the herbs into the sauce (no cheeseclosth available) and pulled out the thyme and orange rind when it was finished. Like Rita I cooked the tomatoes with the skin and seeds, put them through my food processer and then a quick whirl through the food mill to get out the extra seeds. Its still quicker than spending time peeling the tomaotes. I got about 1 quart of sauce, but I used Roma tomatoes which don't contain as much water as other varieties.
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  3. Rita1652
    I enjoyed this fresh out of the garden sauce. Tomatoes and herbs were all fresh. The orange rind I didn`t have so I used lemon. The saffron got lost in the sauce you can save you money and skip it. I grow my own saffron so it was really no hole in my pocket. The herbs I chopped and added right to the sauce. The tomatoes I use skin, seeds and all just blended before added to the pot. The texture was great. I simmered for 1 hour if not more. I also served the same day as making I couldn`t wait. Very good. This would be a great sauce for seafood.
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    Fresh Tomato Sauce Created by Rita1652
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