Let us explore the secrets of how to make a great Pomodoro sauce that tastes fresher, brighter, and lighter than what we usually purchase from a store.
Recipe for a Great Pomodoro Sauce
Pomodoro in Italian means tomato and as such, it is a tomato sauce that can be used with pizza, pasta, and similar other foods.
If we compare Pomodoro sauce with Marinara, we find that it is a lot more smoother and consists of lighter seasoning. Usually, Pomodoro sauce is thicker and smoother, while Marinara tends to be runny and chunky.
Simple ingredients are required to make Pomodoro sauce, which include basil, olive oil, garlic, onion, sea salt, red pepper flakes, tomatoes, and a little bit of onion and oregano.
Step #1: Put a saucepan on medium heat, put some olive oil and sauté those diced yellow onions till they become translucent. Into it add oregano and garlic and sauté for some more time till garlic softens. In the meantime, puree the tomatoes in blender to make a smooth sauce.
Step #2: Now, add the juices and tomatoes to your pan, add a pinch of sea salt to season it, and put in some red pepper flakes. Let it simmer and lower the heat. For twenty minutes, keep it covered and let it simmer. After some time, take the lid off and let it simmer till the sauce thickens to required consistency.
Step #3: Put in basil leaves and season your sauce to taste with salt and pepper. It can be served as it is or blended further if required you would like it smoother.
Step #4: Serve it warm with pasta, on pizza, or with eggplant parmesan.
With the mentioned ingredients you will have Pomodoro sauce ready for a memorable pasta dinner. However, if you are planning to make a larger dish or a lasagna, then ideally you will have to double the recipe.
As we can see, a Pomodoro sauce can really make your pasta dish taste much more delicious. The sauce is easy to make and requires simple ingredients.