For years, I’ve read great things about Marcella Hazan’s tomato sauce. Each blogger posted rave reviews about this simple sauce, so when I set out to tackle this month’s food project, a tomato sauce from scratch, I knew this was where I had to start.
The sauce has just three simple ingredients: canned tomatoes, an onion and butter. All of which simmer together for just 45 minutes. I cooked mine for about twice that to break down the tomatoes further. The surprisingly simple combination creates a beautiful, fresh and luxurious sauce. And the best part of it is, it requires almost no effort. All you have to do is slice an onion in half. So simple.
I stayed true to the recipe, but ran it through a food processor. The husband is not a fan of tomato texture, so I made this simple modification. We both loved it.