With a little time and a little love, you too can have the most glorious, simple, fresh, bright, delicious tomato sauce ever!
What do we have here:
6 large tomatoes*, softball size!
What more do you want? What more do you need?
Step 1: Peel the tomatoes. Seed them and cut them into chunks.
Step 2: Place in a large pot and season liberally with salt and pepper.
Step 3: Over medium/low heat, simmer for 90 minutes, stirring regularly.
Step 4: OPTIONAL: Use a potato masher and schmush the tomatoes into smaller chunks.
Step 5: When the tomatoes have cooked down to the consistency you'd like, add the basil. This made just about 2 cups of finished sauce.
Done. You just need the time and the tomatoes.
*In this case, we happened to have heirloom tomatoes from the community market. J-lo went on Saturday and brought home a dozen. 1/2 of them are still a little too green, so I'm hoping to repeat this process next weekend. But they were so delicious. Sweet with a bright acidic note on the backend.