Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Recipe of the Moment: Garlic Pasta Sauce

I discovered one day that I could not buy pasta sauce for a reasonable price at the closest grocery store. Even though there were a lot of varieties of sauce, everything I considered to be a reasonable price had artificial ingredients. The only one (one!) I saw was $12, which is far too much for me to pay. I now that I can walk an extra 3 blocks and get something better. However, at the time, I decided to make my own. This was absolutely delicious, but it took me longer than I would have liked to make. If I make it again, I'll have to do it in a very large batch so I can store it.

The original recipe calls for even more garlic than I used. I'm sure it would be just as amazing, but I didn't have that much garlic on hand.

2 lb ripe plum tomatoes
1.5 heads of garlic, minced
6 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon salt

Cut an X in the bottom of each tomato. Blanch in boiling water for 10 seconds, then transfer to an ice bath to cool. Peel, seed, and chop the tomatoes.

Cook garlic in oil in a medium sized pan over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, or until golden. Add tomatoes, red pepper flakes, and salt. Simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, for one hour.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds super yummy! I'll have to remember to come back and pull the recipe so I can try it out! Especially because I looooooove pasta!