Maybe when I was 17, away at college, and wanting to feel like a cook…maybe…I bought a jar of Ragu. I know I can imagine what it tastes like, so I must have bought one once.
But never again. What’s the point? When you can outdo that taste so easily. When you can make your own tomato sauce in 15 minutes.
I had so much fun making this short video of how-to make your own simple quick (and delicious) tomato sauce.
I’ve probably bubbled this up thousands of times. Not only for pasta, but to slip in a few fillets of fish. Or spoon on an eggplant parmigiano. Or to top a pizza. It goes everywhere!
Simple Tomato Sauce
2-3 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, cunt into small dice
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 28-oz can crushed tomatoes
3-4 sprigs fresh herbs, i.e. basil, sage or oregano (optional)
salt & pepper to taste (pinch hot pepper, optional)
Heat the oil in a medium saucepan. Add the diced onion. Cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add the minced garlic. Cook for about a minute until fragrant (but not browned). Add the wine. Let it almost completely evaporate. Then add the tomatoes. Stir to combine. Season with salt & pepper. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes. Add fresh herbs before serving.
Still interested in a cooking class, never have heard from you on taking one with my husband,, do you have schedule made out? Thank you,
Janice, are you my on my email list? Class schedules go out 4 times a year via my email list. That’s how you can find out what’s happening and when you can reserve for a class. Current schedule is sold out. New schedule for spring will be out end of February. Let me know– I can make sure you’re on the list if you aren’t. Thanks!