Popular tomato – tomato sauce
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Popular Tomato – Tomato SauceThere’s nothing like homemade tomato sauce for mouthwateringly delicious pasta. Thereare many ways of making tomato sauce using fresh tomatoes. All kinds of varieties can beused, but the best ones are ripe, meaty, juicy, and sweet. Spaghetti, linguini, penne, or anyof your favorite pasta noodles can be tossed with the sauce for a quick and healthy meal.Top the pasta with Parmesan cheese for a perfect finish.There are three basic styles for making homemade tomato sauce. One way is to simmer thetomatoes, cooking them slowly and for long hours to achieve a rich and thick sauce with acomplex flavor. Another way is to lightly sauté the sauce for a lighter and fresher flavor,cooking the tomatoes just enough to soften them and bring out their natural sweetness. Thethird way is to use the tomatoes raw for a bright and fresh sauce that is best when you areusing thoroughly ripe and naturally sweet summer tomatoes.The best thing about long-simmering tomato sauce is that it is an effective method that canbe used with a wide variety of tomatoes to make delicious sauce any time of the year.Cooking the tomatoes for a long period evaporates the moisture, leaving a thick sauce withconcentrated flavors. Simmering the tomatoes for hours also allows the flavors to meldtogether and the spices and other vegetables added to the pot will become more flavorfuland sweeter as they cook longer. Cooking time can range from two hours up to a whole day,depending on how thick you want your sauce to be.When tomatoes are at their ripest, they are excellent to cook only briefly to retain theirfresh, sweet and tart taste, but at the same time cook them long enough to deepen theirflavor. A basic way to make tomato sauce is to sauté some minced garlic and caramelizeonions add chopped tomatoes and sprinkle some herbs and cook them long enough toinfuse their flavors.Fresh tomatoes at their peak of ripeness can be sliced into wedges and seeded, placed in thejuicer or food processor and pureed, and emulsified with olive oil, seasoned with some saltand pepper and freshly ground herbs for a quick and ultra-fresh and nutritious pasta meal.