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Sugo di Pomodoro – Tomato Sauce

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Sugo di Pomodoro
Tomato Sauce
by James Belardo

This basic tomato sauce is one of the easiest ways to celebrate Italian cuisine. This Primo course dish can be part of the ideal full Italian meal. Our take uses white wine and freshly squeezed lemon juice, which adds a zestiness and tang. Others keep it simple and go ‘core’ by making with neither the wine nor the lemon juice.

Ingredients
1 28 oz. can hand crushed San Marzano tomatoes or use 1 small quart basket of fresh plum tomatoes* or 3-4 pints of cherry tomatoes.
1 6 oz. can Tomato Paste
1/2 onion
2 cloves garlic
1 cup white wine (pinot grigio)
1 cup water
3-4 tbsp olive oil
1/2 lemon (juice)
fresh basil
2 bay leaves
salt and pepper – to taste
Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) – optional

Pasta
Maccheroni
Tagliatelle
Penne lisce
Farfalle
Ziti

Topping
fresh grated Pecorino Romano, Parmegiano or Ricotta Salata

Directions
1. In a medium sized dutch oven or deep sauce pan, using 3-4 tbsp olive oil, sauté the onions and garlic in.
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2. Add the cup of white wine add the bay leaves, allow to come to a simmer.
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3. After about 2-3 minutes of simmering, add the cup of water.
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4. Let the base return to a simmer and let cook. 5. After about 2-3 minutes, add the hand-crushed tomatoes* and tomato paste, mix well and let cook. You can cover if you like.
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*If using fresh plum or cherry tomatoes (halved), you may need to simmer for a longer period of time as well as needing more water. Play in by ear.

6. As the sauce simmers, season with salt and pepper. Once you think you’re close to the taste you prefer, let cook.
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7. After a few moments of simmering, add the basil and the lemon juice.
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8. Simmer for at least 30 minutes, lowering the heat if necessary. Taste frequently and add seasoning and/or water!
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Top with fresh grated Pecorino Romano, Parmegiano or Ricotta Salata

Enjoy!

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Written by Zio James

January 26, 2015 at 7:28 PM

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