Thoughts on tomato sauce, tips, advice, secret recipes, etc?
Pic is the start of my plebeian attempt: canned tomatoes, some oil, some rosemary and other spices, a white onion, and some garlic.. in the oven now at 325 for about an hour.
so apparently tomatoes become sweet if you cook them for a long time
so i've been thinking that if you leave the peeled tomatoes whole and put them into the pot (which already contains some frying garlic) and add water to cover and just let it reduce, it would turn out pretty good
That's actually mostly what I used to do with diced tomatoes, but I found the results didn't have a lot of flavour. No idea why roasting them makes a difference, but it seems to.
Not sure if leaving them whole would make a difference, but am curious.
Speaking of roasting..
Next time I might try higher heat or maybe even broil.
Gonna wait till these cool then into the processor.
And into the pot for awhile, with about a cup of red wine that's probably way too nice for this and a splash of cheap grocery store brand lemon juice..
Hmm, I shall try that next time.
To be honest that's me like 50% of the time. You can get some decent jarred sauces now, and honestly I feel like mine tastes only marginally better. That said when I get pasta at my favourite restaurant (small local Italian place) it tastes amazing, and even when I get pasta at a big chain place like East Side Mario's it tastes better than mine, so that's just a lack of skill on my part.
It's not a very involved dish. Where does the skill come in? You made the sauce, now you just boil the noodles, and then toss it all a bit.
If it doesn't taste amazing, it's not you it's your ingredients.
Really inept. She had the channel "TheHomemadeItalian" for a long time until, I guess, people started fucking her shit up through comments and she deleted or changed videos privacy settings.