Italian Tomato Sauce

Italian Tomato Sauce

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30 m
Calories: 29
2 people

Italian Tomato Sauce is a simple yet flavor-packed recipe that has been a fundamental part of Italian cuisine for centuries. This sauce is used as a base for many popular dishes, from pasta to meats and vegetables, and is known for its fresh, smooth flavor that balances the acidity of ripe tomatoes.

When preparing this sauce, it's important to use ripe tomatoes to ensure that the sauce has the correct flavor and texture. We've included more tips for perfecting this recipe at the end of this article.

If you're looking for an easy, quick recipe for a tomato sauce with authentic, delicious flavor, this Italian Tomato Sauce is the perfect choice. Prepare it for your next dinner and surprise your guests with its unforgettable taste!

Ingredients for Italian Tomato Sauce for 2 people

  • 2 cups of ripe, fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped (about 4 tomatoes)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of fresh basil leaves, finely chopped

How to make the recipe Italian Tomato Sauce

  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped garlic and fry until it's golden, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the peeled and chopped tomatoes to the skillet and mix with the garlic.
  4. Cook the tomatoes over medium-high heat until they're soft and have dissolved into a sauce, about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Add the salt, sugar, and chopped basil to the tomato sauce and mix well.
  6. Cook the sauce for about 2-3 more minutes, until the flavors have combined.
  7. Serve the sauce hot over pasta or with any other dish you wish.

Notes and Tips

Here are some tips for preparing this Italian Tomato Sauce recipe perfectly and some additional tricks:

Quality tomatoes: Keep in mind that the better the tomatoes, the better the sauce will be and the tastier the dish we will use it in. The "Pear" tomato variety is a very good option. As I mentioned earlier, it's important to use ripe tomatoes for this sauce. If fresh tomatoes aren't available, you can also use good quality canned peeled tomatoes. But keep in mind that they are likely to have a worse taste.

Cook over medium-high heat: Make sure to cook the sauce over medium-high heat so the tomatoes cook evenly and dissolve into a smooth sauce.

Taste and adjust flavors: Taste the sauce from time to time and adjust the flavors according to your personal preferences. For example, if the sauce is too acidic, add a little more sugar. If you like it saltier, add a little more salt.

Use fresh basil: Fresh basil gives a final touch of flavor to the sauce, so it's important to use it instead of dried basil.

Don't overcook the sauce: Cook the sauce long enough for the flavors to combine, but not so long that it becomes too thick. The sauce should have a smooth, liquid texture.

Additional trick: If you want to add a little extra flavor to the sauce, add a little white wine or balsamic vinegar in the last minute of cooking. This will give it an extra flavor boost that will take it to the next level!

We hope these tips and tricks help you prepare a perfect and delicious tomato sauce. Enjoy your meal, Foodies!

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