Marcella Hazan Tomato Sauce

It’s been a long time friends… 2016- rough stuff.  But I’m digging out- which means cookbook club is back in full swing and I’m celebrating with a blog post.  (gasp)

We had our first meeting in AGES last night and a couple people were raving about Marcella Hazan’s tomato sauce.  It’s ease, it’s flavor, etc.  I was sold.  Especially since I don’t have the book yet and was able to locate the recipe online compliments of the New York Times.

Four ingredients:

  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Butter
  • Salt

One thing I shared last night is that I occasionally volunteer at The Pantry cooking school.  Rumor is that they tested every canned tomato they could get their hands on.  Their favorite tomatoes are…

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You can buy these at the pantry if you’re in Ballard- but I found these at Big John’s PFI.

This recipe is truly easy.  My can of tomatoes was so big I did 3.5 times the recipe-

Cut onions in half…img_2212

Dump in your tomatoes and sprinkle some salt.

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Simmer for 45 minutes.  Marcella has you add the butter before the simmer- but Randie told me to do it at the end yesterday- so that’s what I did.

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And done!

Let me tell you- the flavor is so much better than the sum of its parts.  I’m not even sure what makes it so good- the mouth feel- the simplicity- it is truly delicious- and what’s better is I have some to tuck away for a rainy day (which I’m sure we will have many)

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I made a quick pasta and it was a family hit.

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If this is an indicator of things to come, I’m going to be a happy lady.

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One Response to Marcella Hazan Tomato Sauce

  1. carolheigh says:

    bring a can to palm springs >

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