Wednesday, June 04, 2008

I Saw Red - Tomatoes

Don't you love summer when the vine-ripened tomatoes are plentiful? These plum tomatoes make me hungry for marinara sauce, pasta and a loaf of garlic bread. Here's one of my favorite recipes:

MARINARA SAUCE {from the Everyday Italian}

2 - 28 oz cans whole tomatoes, undrained

1 bunch fresh basil, stems removed

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 small onions, finely chopped

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp sugar

Salt and Pepper, to taste

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

Puree tomatoes with juice and basil in blender until almost smooth. Heat oil in large heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic. Saute until tender, about 12 minutes. Stir in tomato puree, oregano, and sugar. Decrease the heat to medium and continue simmering until thickened, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

There are tons of people participating in the I Saw Red event hosted by Sadie Olive. You can see the entire list by clicking here.

Just a little update on the previous post....I found out who made the mystery panel I wrote about in the previous post. It was Samantha! I'm so happy to know who the artist is ~ thanks, Samantha for getting in contact with me!


PJ said...

How nice! I had to chuckle because right now we are having an outbreak of samonelle in tomatoes in six states incl. CO (and I just bought some!) The news says roma and round. I got the 'vine ripe' type packaged..I don't know if it's safe or not..

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

That recipe sounds wonderful! Might have to give it a try.

Alison Gibbs said...

Great recipe for I Saw Red

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