This recipe, Fresh Tomato Sauce, is the basic 'crudo' Italian tomato sauce. I don't use peppers unless it goes with the rest of the meal I've planned.
First I blanched the tomatoes, cored and removed the skins. I put them in a large pot, whole with the oil and gently mash them until they're 'crude cut'.
I added several bay leaves, basil, Italian seasonings, the onion and garlic, 1/4 cup RED wine and two pinches of white sugar, and salt to taste. Let simmer an hour.
Taste, adjust salt/spices, and add tomato paste as needed, to thicken or enhance flavor. Now add Italian sausage links or meatballs, simmer another half hour and serve. Delish.
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This recipe, Fresh Tomato Sauce, is the basic 'crudo' Italian tomato sauce. I don't use...