Simple Tomato Sauce (4) Collection

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    Simple Tomato Sauce A Simpler Tomato Sauce A Simpler Tomato Sauce Salsa Cruda

    Simple Tomato Sauce

    2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 clove of garlic, chopped or mashed
    1/2 small onion, chopped fine 2 pounds medium sized tomatoes, chopped

    (Tomatoes can be skinned and seeded before cooking if you desire, but this is not crucial and it's a
    matter of personal taste.)

    2/2 teaspoon of oregano, dried (optional)
    3/2 teaspoon basil or a few fresh basil leaves (optional) Salt and pepper to taste

    Add olive oil to a saucepan and heat. Cook onions stirring until soft but do not brown them. Add
    garlic and cook until fragrant, but be careful not to burn the garlic. Add tomatoes and cook
    stirring from time to time over a medium heat for about 10 minutes or so, or until they start to
    soften. Add herbs if desired. Season to taste. Reduce heat and simmer on a low flame for about
    another 10 minutes or so until reduced. When done the sauce can be strained through a sieve or
    used as is.

    A Simpler Tomato Sauce

    Tomatoes, cut up in chunks Minced garlic Some fresh basil roughly chopped Olive oil Salt and pepper

    In a pan, add olive oil and start to cook chopped tomatoes over a medium heat. Add garlic and fresh
    basil. Cook until everything breaks down. Season. Can be served as is or passed through a strainer.

    A Simpler Tomato Sauce

    Tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped. You want the flesh of the fruit. Butter Salt and pepper
    Parsley (optional)

    In a pan under a low flame add butter and slowly let the tomatoes sweat. Season and let cook
    until the mixture becomes smooth. Strain or use as is, or further reduce. Add chopped parsley if
    you so desire.

    Salsa Cruda

    (a raw tomato sauce for pasta)

    Tomatoes (don't bother to peel and seed them), diced Red or white onion, chopped One clove of
    chopped garlic (optional) Basil, parsley, chopped Olive oil Salt and pepper

    This is a different way to dress pasta for a quick and healthy meal. Any pasta can be used, but it
    goes well with angel hair. Combine all the ingredients while pasta is cooking. Drain the pasta but
    leave a very little bit of the pasta water. Add the salsa cruda to the warm pasta. Adjust seasoning
    if desired.

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