1. Warm 2 tablespoons of the oil with the garlic or onion in a medium
skillet over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the garlic
is lightly golden or the onion is translucent.
2. Drain the tomatoes and remove their seeds if you choose to do so. Crush
them with a fork or your hands and add them to the skillet, along with salt
and pepper. Raise the heat to medium-high and cook, stirring occasionally,
until the tomatoes break down and the mixture becomes "saucy" about ten
Remove the garlic if you like. Stir in the remaining tablespoon of oil,
taste for salt, and add more if necessary. (This sauce may be covered and
refrigerated for a day or two, or put into a closed container and frozen
for several weeks.) Serve over any long pasta.
Preparation Tip: The best way to crush canned tomatoes for sauce is to
first drain out the liquid in the can (save it in case your sauce becomes
too thick). Then, while the tomatoes are still in the can, swish a sharp
knife through them a few times--they?ll be cut into pieces in seconds.
Two Ways To Quickly Vary Basic Tomato Sauce
1. Tomato Sauce with Herbs: Stir in two or three tablespoons of minced
fresh basil leaves, or one teaspoon finely chopped fresh oregano or
marjoram leaves (or one-half teaspoon dried), while the tomatoes are
cooking. If you?re using basil, add more as a garnish. Or simply garnish
with plenty of freshly minced parsley, basil, or mint leaves.
2. Pink Tomato Sauce: Thin about one cup of ricotta cheese with about two
tablespoons of the pasta cooking water and stir into the sauce just before
serving. Kids love this pink sauce.
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|Serving Size: 1 recipe (21g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1|
|Calories from Fat: 92 (86%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 10.2g||14 %|
|Saturated Fat 1.4g||7 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 7.4g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.1g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 2.2mg||0 %|
|Potassium 49.1mg||1 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 3.9g||1 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.3g||1 %|
|Sugars, other 3.5g|
|Protein 0.7g||1 %|
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Calories per serving: 107
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