Homemade Tomato Sauce
Quick and Easy
We shared some time ago a post by Helen Cavallo that featured her recipe for Eggs in a Nest. It was a wonderful video and we received a great response. That said, this video recipe again by Helen features her answer to a quick and fresh homemade Tomato Sauce. Quick and Easy is the order of the day for many of us so this particular recipe is worth listening to.
A little History on Tomato Sauce
Tomato sauce (also known as Neapolitan sauce, or salsa di pomodoro in Italian) can refer to a large number of different sauces made primarily from tomatoes, usually to be served as part of a dish, rather than as a condiment.
Tomato sauces are common for meat and vegetables, but they are perhaps best known as bases for Mexican salsas or sauces for pasta dishes. Tomatoes have a rich flavor, high water content, soft flesh which breaks down easily, and the right composition to thicken into a sauce when they are cooked (without the need of thickeners such as roux). All of these qualities make them ideal for simple and appealing sauces.
In countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, the term tomato sauce is used to describe a condiment similar to ketchup. In some of these countries, both terms are used for the condiment.
The use of tomato sauce with pasta appears for the first time in 1790 in the Italian cookbook L’Apicio moderno, by Roman chef Francesco Leonardi.
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