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Sugo di Pomodoro (Tomato Sauce)

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#CucinaDelloZio - #Homemade #SugoDiPomodoro - steak & greens

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.

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 cup water (if using fresh plum tomatoes)
1/2 onion
2 cloves garlic
1 cup white wine (pinot grigio or Riesling for added sweetness)
3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 lemon (juice)
fresh basil
2 bay leaves
salt and pepper
1 tsp sugar (optional, may not be needed if using Riesling)* if we use fresh (ripe) plum tomatoes, we first remove their skins using a peeler and then chop ’em up.

Penne lisce

fresh grated Pecorino Romano, Parmegiano or Ricotta Salata

1. In a medium sized dutch oven or deep sauce pan, saute onions and garlic in olive oil.
#CucinaDelloZio - #Homemade #SugoDiPomodoro #TomatoSauce - onions and garlic

2. If using fresh plum tomatoes, add 1 cup of water and let come to a simmer before adding the cut up plum tomatoes.

3. Add the hand-crushed, fresh plum or cherry tomatoes (halved), let come to a boil. (if using fresh plum tomatoes you may need to simmer for more time)
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4. Add the white wine and let come to a boil once again.
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5. Add fresh basil (or frozen) and bay leaves
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6. Add the lemon juice
#CucinaDelloZio - #Homemade #SugoDiPomodoro -fresh squeezed lemon

7. Salt and pepper to taste (sugar too, if needed)

8. Simmer for at least 30 minutes or more!
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Top with fresh grated Pecorino Romano, Parmegiano or Ricotta Salata


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Written by Zio James

January 26, 2015 at 7:28 PM

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