A few simple ingredients can create the most delightful no-fuss homemade tomato sauce, a blank canvas for all your culinary needs.
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With my children having gone back to school, I have more time to devote to winter food preservation. I went to the market and picked up about 10kg of tomatoes ... along with green, red peppers and some season's end fruit. So while the kids were in class, I took advantage of this time making this VERY easy homemade tomato sauce using fresh tomatoes. NO BPAs, high sodium, saturated fats, cholesterol, hidden sugars and preservatives to worry about. Just natural and fresh goodness!
And you all know I like things easy and can't be bothered many times! Yeah, I'm lazy. I don't like to score or blanch tomatoes. My version is really easy, as I skip the step of scoring and blanching the tomato. I go straight into cooking the tomatoes. Once they're done they go straight into a food mill. Just a few churns and the sauce is done. And to make it even easier, I often enlist the help of my children who actually think using the foodmill is FUN! And another great thing about this recipe that is suitable to what size batch you want. Small or large. Easy peesy!
The key to this recipe is the choice of tomatoes. Many say the general rule is that any tomato that tastes good raw will yield a tasty sauce. Roma and San Marzano tomatoes are recommended for sauces since they have more "dry" flesh and less seeds than most tomatoes. But with that said, I think it's just more practical to use what is local and affordable. I've used Better Boy, Alicante and even Beefsteak tomatoes with a good result. And I even throw in those small cocktail tomatoes in if have too many. It all comes down to what is tasty and cost effective for you.
Nutritionally speaking, tomatoes, even cooked one are 47% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin C, and approximately 22% of the RDA of vitamin A. Due the high levels of Vitamin C, you should try to include tomatoes in the diet to help Iron absorption!
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