Roasted Tomato Sauce

Posted by Spice Girl on 8/28/2012 to Italian
Ingredients: 
 
8-10 Medium Tomatoes, right on the verge of going bad are PERFECT, cut in half and cored
1 medium yellow onion quartered
5 cloves of garlic, minced 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon Milford Spice Company's Johnny's Pizza

Preheat oven to 375º 
 
Combine tomatoes, onion and garlic in a broiler pan or other deep oven safe container (try to keep the tomatoes skin side down).

Coat with olive oil and sprinkle with 
Johnny's Pizza.  Roast until the tomatoes and onions start to brown (this can be anywhere from 1-2 hours, check on it every ten minutes so you can be sure they don't burn, though it is okay to have some nice browned edges, yum!)

Remove from oven and let cool slightly.

Add to food processor or blender and pulse gently—I like mine a touch lumpy. And if you like to remove the tomato skins they pull off easily after coming out of the oven. I left mine on—easy, peasy.

Add to medium sauce pan and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Season as desired. The great thing about this is you can leave it as is (salt/sugar/preservative free) or start playing with additional seasoning. I added a touch more 
Johnny's Pizza, a tablespoon of sugar, and a dash of salt.

My favorite use: Spread on pizza dough, add fresh, sliced mozzarella and then fresh basil at the end of the cooking cycle (approximately 10 minutes in a 425 degree oven). DELICIOUS!

Leftover sauce? Let it cool and then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I think it would make a cool hostess gift in a mason jar wrapped with twine?

Enjoy!


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2 Comments

Lisa Holowicki
Date: 8/28/2012 8:46:00 PM
Sounds fabulous! Thanks
Richard Geist
Date: 8/30/2012 5:29:00 PM
How much tomato paste would one substitute for the tomatoes?

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