What do you do with twenty ripe Roma tomatoes? Make sauce! Today I used my harvest to make a fresh tomato sauce for our spaghetti dinner. It took some time but the end result was superb!
First, I rinsed all of the tomatoes.
Next, I put 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan and sautéed onions (1/4 onion or more) and minced garlic (4-5 cloves) until they were browned.
As I sautéed, I also cut up the tomatoes. Once the onions and garlic were done, I added in the tomatoes, some basil, a pinch of oregano, parsley, a tad of salt and pepper.
I set it to simmer for 20 or 25 minutes,
and was added to pasta and served.
Compared to the store-bought sauces we’re accustomed to, this sauce was rich and flavorful and the taste of the fresh Roma tomatoes was evident in every bite. After this meal, I don’t know that we would be satisfied with sauce off the shelf again!