Monday, September 17, 2012

Roasted Tomato Sauce Heaven!

Whew!  Last week flew by.  Between catching up around the house and garden from being gone, sewing another Supreme pattern test and what seems like a gazillion errands, I haven't had much time left over for the computer!  Plus we have had gorgeous weather which means spending more time outside knowing that winter isn't too far away.

Our tomato crop just keeps on giving and giving!  I made a new-to-me roasted tomato sauce yesterday and thought I would share how to make this easy, tasty recipe!
I picked these yesterday for our eating pleasure!  The little green tomatoes may be green, but they are ripe and very tasty.

Here is what I'm using for the first batch of tomato sauce - also picked yesterday.  Actually, I picked twice as many as these and gave them to my friend Carol for her own sauce magic!
After you've washed your tomatoes, cut them in quarters or a bit more if they are larger.  No need to skin or seed them!  Place them on a baking sheet (I used parchment, but it isn't necessary) and add some whole garlic cloves.  This is garlic from our garden.
Drizzle olive oil over the tomatoes and mix them up with your hands.  Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste over everything.  Place them in a 325 degree oven for 1-2 hours or until they are slightly browned around the edges, but not burned.
Here is what they look like when they come out of the oven.  Click on the photo for a better look.  I left them on the tray until they cooled.
Place the cooled tomatoes in your food processor along with basil to taste.  I used African Blue Basil from our garden.  Process until you get your desired consistency.  For me it was less than 15 seconds.
Here is the result -- rich, dark, roasted tomato sauce!  It keeps in your fridge for up to a month or for 6 months in the freezer.  I'll be making another large batch tomorrow.

There won't be much sewing to show you for a while.  I'm currently working on Christmas gifts.  Soon I'll have my Cottage Charm BOM on Vinnie and will show you my progress once I get started!


Michelle said...

looks yummy...Have you ever made sun dried tomatoes? I did a couple years ago when our aunt gave us lots of maters and they were good!

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, how wonderful your tomato sauce looks!!!

Nicole said...

What a brilliant way to use up your tomatoes and basil! I will be copying you for sure on this one.

Sheila said...

Beautiful tomatoes, you garden has been very colorful this year! The sauce looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Yummy!!! Your tomatoes are like works of art!!! They are beautiful!!!

Stephanie said...

Your garden is very bountiful! Gorgeous tomatoes and I can smell the heavenly aroma all the way to Ohio. Take it easy soon and enjoy doing something just for you.

Laura said...

It looks delicious! I may try this I have tomatoes in my fridge - too many to eat! Enjoy and thanks for the recipe.

Carrie P. said...

now that looks really yummy and much easier than standing over a pot on the stove making tomato sauce. thanks for sharing.

AnnieO said...

Looks delicious, Candace, and I'm impressed with how much of your recipe was garden provided!

Anonymous said...

Oh I wish I could have dinner at your house, it is mouth watering..

Sue said...

Thanks for this great recipe ! We have tomatoes & basil coming out our ears here ;-D

pratima said...

Mmm... I could almost smell these freshest tomatoes! Thank you for a delicious recipe, Candace! It must taste like a slice of heaven with the added basil :)

Kaaren said...

Looks delicious, Candace. I'm going to have to do something with all my tomatoes very soon too and this recipe looks easy enough and oh so tasty I bet.

Can you use this sauce in place of regular tomato sauce? All I need now is some garlic and I'll be good to go!

Houseelf said...

Looks very tasty. have you tried Thai basil? It is a pretty plant with a narrower pointed leaf. It drinks a lot on my kitchen window sill. You can do cold tomato soup with a similar method. Basil as a garnish as well as in it.

Libby said...

What a fab plan. I bet it's quite tasty. I roasted tomatoes and put in jars. Next year I'm taking the next step and making sauce *s*

Wendy said...

Wow does that ever look tasty and easy too.

cjwalla2 said...

Yummy, yum, yum!!! And thanks for sharing all those tomatoes with me!

B J Elder said...

Heard about this recipe via The Painted Quilt and just made it. YUM! I see you are somewhere near me... Eastern Washington. Anxious to read more of your blogs.

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