Tuesday, December 14, 2010

CWP Episode 2 - Tomato Sauce

Paul's Easy Tomato Sauce
  • 3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 
  • 2 14oz. cans whole or diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tbs tomato paste
  • 5 - 7 large basil leaves, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 Tbs oregano leaves, roughly chopped or left whole 
  • Salt to taste
- Heat oil over medium heat in a large saute pan for a few minutes.
- Add the onion and a pinch of salt and cook for about 7 minutes until the onions soften and start to brown a bit
- Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
- Add the tomato paste, basil, oregano and tomatoes to the pan.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for approximately 20 minutes or longer, if desired.

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Teri Dufilho said...

ok, chef paul, you've inspired me......as much as i like making things from "scratch", i usually just reach for the old jar of Classico sauce, or whatever else looks not too high in calories or fat....but the next time i make tomato sauce, i'm gonna use your recipe and i'll report back to you .....loved the video!

Joni said...

Paul, that was such a good video! I've never been a food network fan, but I do like CWP! I've already made your sauce recipe a few times, and I love it, but thanks for showing those great knife skills again - i really need to practice that!

Melissa said...

Thank you for the onion chopping lesson! That looks so much better than the way I've been doing it all my life.

Just Us said...

Perfect timing- I am making lasagna casseole and this sauce will most def make it taste yummy! Thanks Paul, love the tips, homemade receipe and cant wait for whats next!