Tsi-La: Cooking Fresh!
I love cooking. I love it even more when I am able to use fresh ingredients from my garden. This time of year is the perfect time for making fresh tomato sauce, so here is my fav recipe!
15 – 20 fresh plum tomatoes
1 onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Fresh Basil leaves chopped (to taste)
1/3 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
Pinch crushed red pepper
Pinch of paprika
Pinch of Kosher salt
Score the skin of each tomato with a sharp knife. Then, place scored tomatoes into a pot of boiling water and boil for approximately 1 1/2 minutes. Remove tomatoes and plunge into cold water. Let cool. Next…
Heat the olive oil in a saucepan. When hot, add garlic, a pinch of paprika and the crushed red pepper. Add the chopped onion and sauté the onions until they are translucent. Finally…
Add the plum tomatoes (after crushing them by hand) and allow the sauce to simmer for approximately 10 -15 minutes. Add salt, chopped basil and extra virgin olive oil to taste.