Italian Plum Tomato Sauce

Gia Peterkin Trower


This is delicious Italian Plum Tomato Sauce. Serve it over your favorite pasta, or like my husband, he eats it just by itself.

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ripe plum tomatos
4 clove
chopped garlic
1 bunch
fresh basil leaves
2-4 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 pinch
red pepper flakes
1 small
onion chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp
1 pinch


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1Wash and score your tomatoes by making a slit across the bottom like an x.

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2Bring a large pot of salted water to boiling. Add the tomatoes in the boiling water for about 1-1/2 minutes. Using a ladle, remove the tomatoes and place in a strainer. Let cool.

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3The tomatoes will peel very easily. Using a cutting board, dice all the tomatoes, keeping the juices.

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4In a large skillet, add olive oil and brown the garlic. Add your chopped onion and cook until tender. Add your diced tomatoes along with the juice. Cook down tomatoes on a medium heat, breaking some down.

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5Add salt, pepper, pinch of sugar, crushed red pepper and oregano. Add the bunch of basil leaves. This gives the sauce a nice flavor and color.

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6Continue cooking down until sauce thickens, about 45 minutes. Add a drizzle of olive oil to the tomatoes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Gravies, Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #sauce, #Tomato, #Plum