26 August 2014

Tasty Tuesday {roasted marinara sauce}

Welcome back to Tasty Tuesday!!  

Recently, as in: the-month-of-August-which-has-been-one-of-the-busiest-months-of-my-life-ever, I decided it was time to can some tomatoes.  And after hearing of a great local place to buy some, proceeded to purchase a ridiculous amount of those lovely home-grown beauties.  

So....canning tomatoes has been happening at my house.  Yes, it has.  

However, after canning lots of tomatoes in this way I decided it was time to branch out.  I just wanted to try something that was different--and maybe something a little less time consuming.

So when a friend shared this super easy and oh-so-delicious recipe with me, I had to try it.  

I was NOT disappointed!  

Roasted Marinara Sauce
(from my friend Beverly Wilson)

1. Quarter (or smaller) the tomatoes and place them 
cut-side-down on a baking sheet with edges.
2.  Quarter a large onion and spread around on top of tomatoes.
3.  Add 2-4 cloves of garlic on top of onions/tomatoes
(I used minced garlic and it worked just fine).
4.  Drizzle veggies with olive oil.
5.  Sprinkle with salt & pepper, to taste.
6.  Roast at 400F for about 25 minutes.
7.  Cool.
8.  Slip off the tomato skins using your fingers and discard
(roasting the tomatoes cut-side-down makes this easy)
9.  Scoop up mixture with a spoon into your food processor
or blender.
10.  Add some fresh basil and oregano, to taste
(I only had dried and it worked fine, too).
11.  You can add some sugar at this point, but my tomatoes
were so sweet I skipped this step.
12.  Blend to desired consistency.
13.  Use immediately, can in jars, or freeze in jars or bags
(I froze mine in jars of various sizes--if you do freeze 
in jars, be sure to leave a little room at the top for expansion).

This sauce was amazing!  I can't wait to use it on pizza, pasta, 
stromboli, and anything else I decide to dip in it!!

P.S.  I am officially out of canning jars.  :)


Crystal said...

This does look amazing, I think I will have to try it. I have never made my own marinara sauce from scratch before.

Lora @ my blessed life said...

You'll love this recipe! We just used it for spaghetti & meatballs this week and it was SO good--everybody loved it!