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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Roasted Tomato Sauce

You know when you have a recipe that you love so much you will never ever ever even consider using another one for anything! Well this is one of my "best" recipes, and I will never ever ever ever use another tomato sauce for any recipe. I use it for pizza, chicken parmesan  pasta, and for anything that calls for a tomato sauce. You might be thinking, ya ya another tomato sauce recipe, they are all pretty much the same. No, wrong, stop right there!!! Tomato sauces are not all created equally! This is tomato sauce for the Gods people! This is lick your plate at a fancy restaurant good!
I'm talking once you start making this, you will never go back to using any other tomato sauce you ever thought was good enough, again! There are only 4 ingredients, but once in your oven I'm starting to think that a secret tomato sauce fairy materializes and starts working some kind of voodoo magic, until voila, masterpiece created.

The Best Roasted Tomato Sauce Ever

3 pounds roma tomatoes, cored
1/2 cup olive oil
12 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In a large, 14 inch oven proof glass pan combine all of the ingredients. Stir to blend then place in oven to cook for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir. Place back into the oven for an additional 30 minutes to continue caramelizing. 

Remove and let cool for a few minutes. Transfer contents to a blender and process sauce until it is coarsely pureed. 

You may need to add a bit of olive oil to get it started. You can also add a bit of water or chicken broth to thin. You can use this sauce immediately or refrigerate for up to four days. 

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