Heirloom Tomato Sauce
I was SO excited when i saw these gorgeous, misshapen, awkward-looking heirloom tomatoes from Trader Joe's that i stocked up on a few containers and decided to make a bunch of sauce to freeze it. They make the best tomato sauce and they are so sweet and full of flavor that I literally only use 4 ingredients to make it. There's a few different methods of making this sauce, like broiling/baking the tomatoes but for this recipe I ended up just peeling the tomatoes and chopping them up and sauteing them. This sauce tasted so fresh and delicious!
20-25 heirloom tomatoes
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
a small bunch of fresh basil
4 garlic cloves
1 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
Peel and chop up your tomatoes. If you don't mind the tomato skins in your sauce and don't feel like peeling each tomato just throw them in a food processor and pulse for a couple of seconds.
Heat the olive oil and minced garlic in a cast ironed or large saucepan for 20 seconds and then add tomatoes. Season with salt, pepper and crushed red pepper.
Bring to a boil and then cook on medium-low heat for about 30 minutes.
If the tomatoes hold a lot of water you may want to cook for longer, or until you've reached the desired consistency. Once there's about 5 minutes of cooking time left, add the chopped basil.
Serve over al dente spaghetti and top with parmigiano reggiano cheese, extra basil and a drizzle of olive oil.