Sunday, August 5, 2012

Basic Tomato Sauce for Pizza

Fresh Tomatoes - 3 large, peeled,  (preferably from the local farmers market)
Garlic Cloves - 4, minced
Dried Oregano - 1/4 tsp
Fresh Basil Leaves - 5
Olive Oil - 2 tbsp

Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil and immediately add the minced garlic cloves. Saute for a few seconds.

Add the peeled tomatoes, salt, pepper and dried oregano. Cook over low heat and after a while crush the tomatoes with the back of a wooden spoon.

Cook for around 10 minutes till the sauce becomes thick. The sauce is ready when it becomes a little glossy and oil separates from it. Add the chopped basil leaves and remove from heat.

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