Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Farmer’s Market: Summer Tomato Sauce

Quick & Easy
Farmer’s Market: Summer Tomato Sauce


  • Mixed chopped Seasonal local fresh Tomatoes - mix and match - you want 2-3 lbs
  • 1 Shallot minced
  • 3 Crushed fresh Garlic cloves.
  • 1 ½ cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Red Pepper flakes
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 14 cup Fresh chopped Oregano
  • 1 cup Fresh chiffonade Basil
  • Optional: 2 Tbsp unsalted Butter - to finish for a thicker sauce.


Blister tomatoes: First get a hot pan - no oil, just crank up the heat high.
Toss in fresh tomatoes and let them cook, leave them be for 6-7 minutes. You might think they are popping, burning, screaming, sizzling… it’s perfect - let them work.
When you think you’ve gone too far, sprinkle 1 Tsp salt. Quick stir. Leave be. This will pull out water, and start to stew the tomatoes after the skin has blistered and roasted nicely.  
After water seeps (about 1 minute) lower heat to Medium. Add shallots & garlic, stir. Cook 2 minutes.
Add Oregano, Chili flakes, stir sauce well before pouring in Olive Oil. Stir while cooking another 5 minutes, then turn off heat.
*Make sure not to burn olive oil - if you start to boil or go beyond a gentle simmer, turn off heat.

Add fresh Basil, salt and pepper to taste. Let sit off heat for 5-10 minutes - This will thicken. Stir and serve.
*If adding butter to make richer and thicker, stir in now.

Enjoy! Quick, Seasonal, Fresh, Hot weather appropriate - Tomato Sauce!

with homemade lemon zest fettuccine

Quick, Easy, Organic - Summer Tomato Sauce. It's fresh and fantastic.#SummerCooking #FreshSeasonalOrganic #TomatoSauce #EasyCooking #HealthyFood #LocalFarming #FarmersMarketSauce #ChefCaylena

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