A few weeks ago I asked the question “What would you do with a bushel of tomatoes?” Well I wanted to share with you what I do with mine.
One day I got an idea. It popped into my head, when I picked up a can of organic roasted tomatoes at the grocery store. When I saw how much they cost, I almost fell over. They were almost $4 a can. It got me thinking…I’ll roast my own, maybe add some fresh garlic and let them roast together in perfect harmony. Then I started tinkering and came up with this awesome recipe for marinara sauce. I haven’t met anyone who has had any complaints…yet.
This sauce is full of great, fresh ingredients and knocks the
- 7-8 Large canning tomatoes cut into 1 inch pieces
- 7-8 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 Tbs Italian seasoning
- 1 Tbs salt
- 2 Tsp pepper
- 1/4 Cup extra virgin olive oil
Preheat oven to 425-450 (depending on how hot your oven is). Combine all ingredients in a large bowl until well blended. Spread mixture evenly onto a 1/2 sheet jelly roll pan. Roast for about 50 minutes until edges of the tomatoes are blackened slightly and most of the
Let mixture cool. Then use a food mill to separate out the seeds and skins. You should end up with 4 to 5 cups of sauce. Boil up your favorite pasta,
If you need more sauce, or find that the garlic is to strong for your taste, simply add a 15 oz can of tomato sauce to the marinara mixture! Bon Appetit.