- Course: Main Course
- Skill Level: Easy
- Cost: Inexpensive
- Favorited: 16 Times
Can be made ahead of time.
Fresh Tomato Sauce
Fresh tomato sauce is as indispensable to Sicilian conking as flour is to making pasta. Salsa di Pomodoro, our most valuable basic and versatile sauce, is extended into hundreds of different sauces for pasta. It’s also used extensively in meat and vegetable dishes.
Stir the tomatoes, onion, and chopped basil together in a large pot. Season to taste with salt. Cook over medium heat for about 15 minutes, stirring often.
A few cups at a time, pass the mixture through a food mill. Return the sauce to a clean pot with the olive oil, basil leaves, sugar, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Nutritional information is based on 8 servings and includes 1/2 teaspoon of added salt.