Italian Tomato Sauce
Love tomato sauce? Tired of those pre-made ones sold in the grocery stores? Would you be interested to know how an Italian sauce is made? Now is the perfect timing to learn. We have here a simple recipe for Italian tomato sauce. Tomato sauce as we all know is made from those juicy, red and chunky tomatoes. The sauce is served as a part of a dish rather than as a condiment. For instance, you can put this sauce as a part of your meat recipe.
Tomato sauce is best known as sauces for pasta dishes. It has rich flavor, high liquid content, very soft flesh which breaks down easily and the right composition to thicken into a sauce when cooked. Do you know that the use of tomato sauce with pasta appeared for the first time in the Italian cookbook " L' Apicio Moderno by the Roman Chef Francesco Leornardi which is edited in 1790.
To cook our favorite Italian tomato sauce, we will need a few herbs which gives the aromatic flavor. Here is a little information on the herbs used.
Mint is one of the famous green herbs which has many culinary uses. The leaf, fresh or dried is the culinary source of mint. The leaves have a warm, fresh, aromatic, sweet flavor with a cool aftertaste. This is mostly used in teas, beverages, jellies, syrups and many more. Basil is also a green herb which is one of the main ingredients in pesto sauce. It is commonly used fresh in cooked recipes because cooking destroys its flavor. It can also be used as a garnish for other dishes. Oregano has an aromatic, warm and slightly bitter taste. It is more flavorful when cooked than fresh. These three herbs won't be complete without the garlic. As we all know, Garlic is widely used around the world for its pungent flavor as a seasoning or condiment. The garlic plant's bulb is the most commonly used part of the plant.
Another important ingredient is the olive oil. If you are curious about the olive oil, here is an information about it. Olive oil is a fat obtained from the olive, a traditional tree crop from the Mediterranean Basin. The oil is produced by pressing whole olives. As we all know, Olive oil is widely used in culinary, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Do you know that olive oil is the main cooking oil in countries surrounding the Mediterranean sea? Extra virgin olive oil is mostly used as a salad dressing.
This recipe makes up 1 and 1/2 quarts. Fifteen minutes is the preparation time and the cooking time is 1 hour and 30 mins. Wow! That long for a sauce? Yes you got it right. It is important for the herbs and olive oil to mix thoroughly to have the aroma and mouthwatering taste that we all love in the Italian tomato sauce.
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