Homemade Fresh Tomato Sauce

In my last cooking classe, I taught my students how to make at home 3 pasta sauces. They were all VERY surprised to find out that making tasty dressing is actually not complicated, and they did have a lot of fun!

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Today, I want to share with you how to home make fresh tomato sauce. In the summer there is such a variety of tomatoes and it is tradition in my family to prepare fresh tomato sauce and store it in our pantry for the whole winter.

Here in Shanghai, I have found that fresh, ripe tomatoes are very high in water percentage (way higher than in Italy),however it is still possible to use them and make a tasty and healthy tomato sauce.

Here is my recipe!

Ingredient:

  • 5 kg of fresh tomatoes
  • 1 big onion
  • fresh basil
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt

Select some ripe tomatoes and rinse them under cold water

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Cut them into pieces and place them in a big pot with half of the onion and a small bunch of Fresh basil

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Cover with a lid and let simmer for about 20 min.

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Remove the cooked tomatoes and discharge the water that they have released during cooking

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With an immersion blender, pure’ the tomato into a smooth sauce

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Chop the remaining half onion

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and saute’ it in a big saucepan with the olive oil. Pour in the tomato sauce, season with salt, more fresh basil leaves and cook on low for over 1 hour, letting it simmer on your stove. The longer it simmer (at very low heat) the better will you sauce taste!

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Let your homemade tomato sauce cool down completely then store it into jars and refrigerate them.

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Love

– LittleDani

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.