Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Two-ingredients Italian Tomato Sauce

 c'è la ricetta anche in Italiano 

Yesterday, thank God, my kids  were back to school....yeppppppiiii! one of my friends gave me a bunch of fresh basil and I  wanted to taste this -biologic- basil in every bite in my spaghetti, so I decided to make that sauce!

Pick yourself some really good fresh tomatoes

Make a cross in the bottom of each 

Put them in boiling water for about ten seconds to peel them

See what happened to the cross?

chop them up

Put your tomatoes in a sauce and let them simmer for about 10-15 minutes
Pretty... right?

Hand chop your basil

Drizzle some high quality olive oil and season with salt and pepper and you're DONE!

Reminds me of the spaghetti Julia roberts was eating in Rome in the movie EAT PRAY LOVE!

Two-ingredients Italian Tomato Sauce
  • 1kg /2¼lb ripe tomatoes, stalks cut out, cross cut in the bottom of each using a sharp knife-
  • 100 ml /3½ fl oz Extra virgin olive oil ( good quality).
  • Fresh basil, about 3 tablespoons, chopped .
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  1. How to:
  • Wash your tomatoes, cut a cross in their bottom .
  •  Bring a pan of water to the boil. Lower the tomatoes into the boiling water and boil for ten seconds, then remove them from the pan using a slotted spoon and immediately plunge them into a bowl of ice-cold water.
  • When the tomatoes have cooled, peel and discard the skins. Continue to chop the tomato flesh to a pulp.
  •  put your tomatoes in a sauce pan and simmer for ten minutes
  •  season it with salt and pepper, drizzle some olive oil and add your basil.
  • .Enjooooooooooy!

When the mixture has cooked and thickened, set aside to cool slightly. (NB: The sauce can be split into portions and frozen until needed.)

Sugo Semplice al Pomodoro

per 4 persone

  • 1 kg di pomodori freschi
  • 100 ml di olio extravergine di oliva
  • 12 foglie di basilico
  • sale e pepe q.b.
  • Lavate i pomodori, fate una piccola croce nella parte inferiore dei pomodori e tuffateli per pochi secondi in acqua in ebollizione. Passateli in acqua freddissima o acqua e ghiaccio.  Spellateli, divideteli in due, privateli dei semi e tagliateli a spicchi.
  •  mettere i pomodori in una casseruola e cuocere a fuoco lento per dieci minuti
  •  conditela con sale e pepe, un  filo d'olio d'oliva e aggiungere il basilico.

Eat Pray Love spaghetti scene, mine is prettier, right? 


lamia said...

Hi neeso. Looks tasty, sure i will try it

Ola AbdelMonem said...

I will try it next time i do pasta. I love ur step by step demonstration .

Dinner at Six Thirty said...

You don't need much for this recipe, but the flavors are compact!

Noha Issa said...

This is gorgeous... Really looks great;))

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