Homemade Marinara Sauce with My Homegrown Tomatoes
Fresh Tomatoes for the Sauce
Tomatoes from the Garden
We had a bumper crop of tomatoes nearing the end of the growing season in our family garden. Tomatoes at this time of year tend to blemish or fall from the vine and are wasted. Rather than let that happen I got busy gathering them and the necessary ingredients to make our families favorite marinara sauce. It is truly easy to make, makes the house smell great and is such a good use of that bumper crop I was talking about.
This year I had about four pounds of luscious, juicy Scarlett Red tomatoes that needed to be used. This is actually the perfect amount of tomatoes for my marinara sauce. Scarlett Red variety of tomatoes have a beautiful deep dark red color with the tomato showing a deep scarlet red color when sliced. Perfect for marinara sauce but I have used other types of tomatoes with very good results.
- 6-8 large garden tomatoes or a 28 oz can Tomatoes
- 1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
- 6-8 Garlic cloves, chopped small
- 1 Large fresh basil sprig, or a teaspoon of dried oregano
- 1/2 cup Red wine, I use Merlot or Chianti
- 1 cup Chopped Onion, Some don't use onion but I prefer it
- Pinch Red Pepper Flakes, if desired-I like this added because ifthe added flavor
The Perfect Sauce Pot with Lid for Marinara
Place whole tomatoes in boiling water for 2 minutes
Put Tomatoes in ice water for one minute
the peelings come right off the tomatoes
In a shallow pan, heat the olive oil and when it is hot, add onion and cook til it is transparent. Add the garlic and cook for one minute until sizzling but not browned.
Add the chopped tomatoes, red pepper flakes and oregano.
Add the red wine of your choice, if desired
Store in the freezer for future use
I like making this marinara and using freezer bags to store several servings. Nothing is nicer that to remember the fresh, luscious garden tomatoes in the dead of winter.
Store in Freezer bags-easier that canning
Freezer Bags Make this Easy
Fresh Tomato Marinara
|Serving size: 1/2 cup|
|Calories from Fat||0|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 0 g|
|Unsaturated fat 2 g|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|