Sicilian Tomato Sauce

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by rivet, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yesterday was cold, rainy, windy, sloppy day that shot my BBQ plans. Stayed indoors with the wood stove, some jug wine and made a batch of my Sicilian tomato sauce.

    It's a great sauce for any recipe that needs "tomato sauce". It's bright, has a lot of flavor and good just on its own. It won't take over a recipe.

    Homemade beats canned anyday. Here's my results, thanks for looking.

    The Goods-



    Sauteeing the one onion and the garlic bulb-


    All ingredients added. Clockwise from top~ Sea Salt, Rosemary, Marjoram, Fresh Parsley and Basil, Oregano-


    About halfway done-


    Simmer and stir a very long time.....then its done! Closeup of the finished sauce-


    And it makes about 5 QTS in all. Freezes real well. Ladled a hot scoop onto some leftover Snakebite chicken and it didn't last long enought to take a picture of!


    Be glad to share the recipe if you want.
     
  2. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Please share the recipe!! Looks wonderful!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  3. That certainly looks Yummy. I would sure appreciate it if you would post the recipe.

    Regards,
    Snowball
     
  4. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    rivet, you are the man. if you don't mind, i'll post this one at my site!
     
  5. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I would be honored to be featured on your site. I've been impressed every time I go there. Wow, thanks!
     
  6. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    rivet - you got amounts of ingredients or a recipe, or is it kind of an "eyeball it" thing? if you got a set recipe, let us know!

    thanks!
     
  7. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's a nice looking sauce you made Rivet. Great job!
    Gonna have to give that a try, shame red sauce gives me terrible heartburn, but damn the torpedoes!
     
  8. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great looking sauce Rivet.I am opening some ketchup from last summers tomatoes today.stuff gets better with age.[​IMG]
     
  9. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for all the nice words folks, here's the recipe:

    4 28oz cans Whole Tomatoes
    4 28oz cans Diced Tomatoes
    (Use the best quality you can find. With canned tomatoes, you get what you pay for and it makes a BIG difference. With other vegs, it doesn't matter much; I still don't understand why)
    1 Large White Onion, Diced
    1 Bulb Garlic, Peeled
    1/2 Bunch Fresh Parsley, Chopped
    1 PKG Fresh Basil, Chopped. About 1/4 cup.
    1/2 Bottle Pinot Grigio
    3/4 Cup Olive Oil
    1 Cup Marsala
    1 1/2 TBSP Sea Salt
    3 TBSP Rosemary
    2 TBSP Marjoram
    1 TBSP Oregano
    1 TBSP Ground Black Pepper
    Equivalent of 3 cans Water

    In tall stockpot, heat olive oil and sautee onion and garlic until onion turns clear. Garlic may begin to brown slightly...any more and it becomes bitter.

    Add all remaining ingredients. Add three, 28oz canfuls of water.

    Bring to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat to a simmer, and stir fairly often to prevent it from sticking. I use a potato masher to crush the whole tomatoes after about an hour simmering.

    Simmer 4 to 5 hours or until it is thick enough for your taste.

    Enjoy!
     
  10. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I will give that a go.I have about 60 quarts from last years garden and always looking to try different things.Thanks.
     
  11. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Rivet,

    That looks awesome. Thank you for the recipe...I have printed it off and will be making a batch. [​IMG]
     
  12. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for posting the recipe. I'm always looking to try new red sauce recipes.

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  13. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks for the recipe Rivet! If the stores weren't so crazy today with Easter shoppers I would head out and pick up some tomatoes and make a batch. Oh well, I guess I can wait a few days...
     
  14. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    absolutely perfect, rivet - thanks for the recipe!
     
  15. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is one thing to bring me to my knees, a good tomato sauce ... this looks awesome, Rivet. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!
     
  16. Thanks, rivet.
    That recipe is on my todo list.

    Regards,
    Snowball
     
  17. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Arrrgghhhh.... I was out at the store and couldn't remember exactly what went into the sauce. Grabbed tomatoes and had hoped I had everything else at home, but I sure don't. Oh well, I'll try it in a few more days I guess.
     
  18. gotoleep

    gotoleep Fire Starter

    Rivet ... what have you this sauce on .. I'm guessing just about everything including pizza, pasta, etc?

    Am going to make it tomorrow. Thanks again!! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  19. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The sauce is not strong enough to make a good pizza sauce. I think you would need to jazz it up with a bunch of oregano, red pepper flakes, etc.

    It is an awesome base for pasta. This sauce is the beginning of any kind of tomato-pasta your want. Add anchovies, or meat, or clams and you have a great sauce.

    This sauce is a "starter" sauce for whichever way you want to go. It's a lot better than canned tomato sauce. Use it as a starting point for whatever recipe you're making that calls for tomato sauce.

    You're gonna love it and will be surprised how easy it is to make.
     
  20. rondiaz

    rondiaz Fire Starter

    Looks great!!
     

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