Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Heather's Fresh Tomato Sauce

This is fabulous for pizza sauce when making a simple, classic Pizza Margherita.  My neighbor Heather used this last summer on their pizzas, and I swear, it was the best pizza I have ever eaten!!

I made a number of batches as my tomatoes came in and stashed it away in the freezer for pizza this winter.

Source:  Heather Grove

3 T. extra-virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 lbs. beefsteak tomatoes (about 4 large), cored, peeled, and cut into 3/4" chunks
1/2 t. sea salt
1/4 c. chopped fresh basil
sea salt and pepper

Stir oil and garlic together in large skillet.  Turn heat to medium and cook until garlic is sizzling and and fragrant, about 2 min.  Stir in tomatoes and 1/2 t. salt.  Bring to rapid simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, reducing heat if sauce begins to stick to bottom of pan, until thickened and chunky, 15-20 min.  Remove from heat.  Stir in basil and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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