Tomato sauce is a salty sauce made mainly from tomatoes. It can be made from fresh tomatoes or tomato paste. Tomato sauce is made with seeded tomatoes.
Tomato sauce is used in many dishes, such as Bolognese pasta and most pizzas. In Greece, it is usually supplemented with olive oil or butter.
Considered in Europe as a poisonous plant, the tomato will remain for two centuries a simple ornamental plant, its use in cooking goes back only to the end of the XVIIth century. In 1694, a recipe for tomato sauce appeared in an Italian cookbook and reappeared in 1773 in a recipe book by Vincenzo Corrado, the Cuoco galante, which has been republished several times. The first recipe for pasta with tomato sauce is cited by Francesco Leonardi in his book L’Apicio moderno in 1790. In France, the Provençals were the first to consume it.
The following recipe for homemade tomato sauce is quick and easy to make and particularly tasty.
|Difficulty level : easy|
|Prep time : 5 mins|
|Rest time : –|
|Cook time : 45 mins|
|Total time : 50 mins|
|about 1 pound (450 g) of tomato sauce|
|1 pound (420 g) peeled tomatoes|
|1 clove of garlic|
|3.5 oz (100 g) onions|
|1.75 oz (50 g) carrots|
|0.9 oz (25 g) celery|
|1 tablespoon olive oil|
|1.5 tablespoon butter|
|1 pinch of salt|
- Finely chop onion, carrot, celery and garlic.
- Heat oil and butter in a saucepan over low heat.
- Add the chopped vegetables.
- Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring from time to time. The vegetables should be tender without burning.
- Dice the peeled tomatoes.
- Add diced tomatoes, salt and pepper to the pan.
- Cook over low heat in a covered pan for about 45 minutes or 15 minutes in a pressure cooker.
- Let cool and use.