Farm to Table
Today more and more people are maintaining gardens in their homes. The summer months provide us with the opportunity to grow tomatoes, basil, garlic, onions, and other varieties of herbs and vegetables. This past summer our garden grew an abundance of tomatoes and basil. We were able to jar tomato sauce for the winter months ahead.
Making the Home Made Tomato Sauce
Making your basic tomato sauce does not need to be labor-intensive. If you’ve never made tomato sauce from fresh tomatoes before, this is a good place to start. The amount isn’t overwhelming, but you’ll make enough for a nice meal. You can take your small harvest and freeze the whole batch if you don’t feel like storing it in jars.
The beauty of making your own sauce is that your whole house fills with the fragrant aromas of fresh herbs and vegetables. By following our simple instructions, you will see that this sauce is better than anything that comes in a jar at the store.
Uses for your Fresh Tomato Sauce
This basic farm-to-table tomato sauce can be used in a variety of ways. Feel free to use it in our MyPrepTable Vodka Sauce. You can use it to make MyPrepTable’s Tomato Bisque Soup. You can use it to spoon onto a pizza dough to make a Margherita Pizza with fresh basil. Interested in the best seafood dish. Try making MyPrepTable’s Seafood Diablo. This sauce is versatile. Do not be afraid to experiment with your flavors.
Fresh Farm to Table Tomato Sauce
- 4 lb(s) Fresh Picked Tomatoes
- 1 lb.s) Fresh Basil
- 1 lb(s) Fresh Onions
- ¼ lb(s) Garlic
- 2 cup(s) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 To Taste Salt & Pepper
- 1 tbsps) Crushed Pepper Flakes or Fresh Garden Jalapeños
- Gather all your ingredients and wash thoroughly.
- Cut up the tomatoes, onions and begin heating stock pot on stove top.
- Place your olive oil, onions and garlic in pot and sauté until mixture begins to caramelize.
- Add your tomatoes and season with salt & pepper.
- Cook at medium heat for about 20-35 minutes slowly stirring. Using a wooden spoon or slotted spoon while mixing you can begin to remove the tomato skins out of the sauce.
- Once peels are removed, place stick mixer into sauce and grind up any tomato chunks, onions and garlic.
- Once done add fresh basil and mix it into the sauce. Let it rest for 15 minutes in order for the flavors to combine before use. You will get a nice summer red color.