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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Freshy fresh pasta sauce

With the heirlooms ripening, we needed to find a recipe that required more than just a couple of tomatoes. Pasta sauce!

I found this recipe--Fresh Tomato Spaghetti Sauce--and made some modifications to incorporate more from our garden harvest. It's absolutely delicious over pasta. Our next batch will be for lasagne. Mmmm mmm mmm!

Here's my version.

4 lbs heirloom tomatoes
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
8 cloves garlic, pressed
4 jalapeno peppers, finely minced
1/2 c pesto
Italian sausage, cooked & sliced
Pepper to taste

Peel the tomatoes.

4 lbs heirloom tomatoes
4 lbs heirloom tomatoes

To peel a tomato, score the blossom end of the tomato with a sharp knife. Put the tomato in boiling water for 20 seconds, then use a slotted spoon to transfer it to a bowl of ice water. Remove the peel with your hands.

Naked tomatoes
Naked tomatoes

Core and chop the tomatoes and set them aside.

In a large pan, saute the onion, garlic, and jalapeno peppers in olive oil over medium heat until the onions are soft.

Add chopped tomatoes
Add chopped tomatoes

Simmer and reduce for 90 minutes
Simmer and reduce for 90 minutes

Add pesto, sausage, and pepper. Serve.
Add pesto, sausage, and pepper. Serve.

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  • The sauce looks so good. I must remember to add jalepeno peppers next time.

    By Blogger Ann, at 8/16/2012 1:14 AM  

  • Love the nekkid tomatoes, never seen them before! JalapeƱos are a great idea. Wonder if red pepper flakes could work too. Pesto addition sound great! Ok now I'm hungry again.

    By Blogger Mutare Posts, at 8/16/2012 9:58 PM  

  • I think red pepper flakes would work just fine. I added jalapenos because we picked a bunch. They weren't very hot.

    By Blogger Bogie, at 8/18/2012 7:54 AM  

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