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Pizza Sauce

Pizza Sauce
Sugo di Pomodoro per la Pizza
by James Belardo

Along with the dough (you should really try our take on the Napoletani VERA dough), the tomato sauce is a key ingredients to making stupendous pizza… A pizza sauce should be simple and basic. It should also complement a variety of toppings from the simplest as well as the most complex.

28 oz. canned plum tomatoes (hand-crushed)
(3.5 cups peeled, chopped and drained Italian Plum Tomatoes)
1 cup white wine (Pinot Grigio)
1-2 bay leaves
3 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, chopped finely
1-2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (or use 1/4 cup fresh)
1/2 cup fresh basil
Salt and Pepper – to taste
1/2 lemon (juiced)
a pinch of sugar – if needed

1. In a medium sauce pan, heat 3 tbsp olive oil and sauté the onions and garlic until onions become slightly transparent and garlic begins to brown.

2. Add 1 cup of wine and let come to a slow boil.

3. Add the tomatoes and let return to a boil, add the bay leaves, lower heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes.

4. Add the fresh  basil, oregano, salt and pepper and let cook for a final 10-20 minutes.


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Written by Zio James

November 30, 2015 at 5:35 PM

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