1 ½# Heirloom Tomatoes
1 ½# Roma Tomatoes
½ C Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 T Salt
This recipe is incredibly simple to cook but creates an unbelievably delicious tomato sauce. Oftentimes tomato sauces taste more like garlic, meat, or basil. This recipe focuses on a very simple yet intense tomato flavor.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. In the meantime, remove the stem end of the tomatoes and score an x the other side of the tomato about ½” deep. Blanch the tomatoes in the pot of boiling water for about 45 seconds. You should begin to see the skin peel away from the tomatoes.
Remove the tomatoes from the water and peel the skin. Cut the tomatoes into 1” pieces and transfer to a sauce pot. Add the olive oil and salt. Cook on low heat for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.
You will know it is finished in this way: Drag the wooden spoon along the bottom of the pot. If the “path” the spoon took is still visible, the sauce has reduced enough. Add extra salt if needed.
3 responses to “Heirloom Tomato Sauce Recipe”
Thank you! This sounds wonderful!
Dragging the spoon sounds like a funky, reliable way to test the thickness of the sauce. I like how you add such clever cooking skill secrets.
That’s looks delicious but I wanted to find out what is that on top of the sauce is it a crouton or sandwich of some kind is there a recipe for that too? Thank you for these recipes I can’t wait to start cooking.