I made a tomato sauce earlier, called Portugaise sauce. Here is a slightly different tomato sauce using four different types of tomatoes: red, orange, yellow, and black.
"Tomato sauce isn't red, it's orange."
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Here's a video of Giada de Laurentiis making tomato sauce.
Prepare the tomatoes concassée (score, core, blanch, peel, de-seed, and chop).
Prepare a Bouquet Garni. Mince the shallots and garlic.
Melt the butter and sauté that shallots for a minute or two. Add the minced garlic and cook for about 1 minute making sure it doesn’t burn. Add the diced tomatoes and the Bouquet Garni. Cook down for a bit. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with pasta.
This tomato sauce is delicious, and only gets better with time. We had it with pasta, and everyone enjoyed it. It tastes fresh and garlicy. Definitely a keeper recipe.
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Running total: $403.81 + $4.42 = $408.23
Butter used so far: 4 pounds, 30 tablespoons