At-Home Tomato Sauce: 4 Things You Need to Know

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Use Tomato SauceTomato being a staple food in summer for  lot of us, there are many ways to enjoy it. If you’re not an adept of homemade tomato sauce yet, I enjoin you to check this recipe to get on good tracks and I guarantee you’ll be soon dipping a wooden spoon into your pot of gently simmering tomatoes, lifting it to your mouth, and tasting the freshest, lightest, most delectable flavors. But if you want to change a bit from your usual pasta and  tomato sauce (yet delicious of course), let’s explore some innovative way to enjoy this summery delicacy. Here are four simple yet surprising ways to use tomato sauce:

1. Add 2 large handfuls of spinach — or frozen spinach in branch — to your regular tomato sauce base. Pour over drained tagliatelle pasta then top with crumbled goat cheese and freshly grated Parmesan.

2. Bake fish Mediterranea style: Preheat your oven to 430°F (220°C). Bake a beautiful fish fillet (salmon, cod…) in your sauce, with some capers, black olives and shredded basil leaves. Serve with cooked wheat for example.

3. Add peeled shrimp tails to your tomato sauce. Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Add a pinch of Espelette pepper, lemon juice, a drizzle of olive oil and chopped parsley before serving. Enjoy with a good semi-brown rice.

4. Add good country sausages with your sauce in a baking dish. Bake 30 minutes in a preheated oven to 430°F (220°C) and serve with mashed potatoes.

Jul 3, 2013

N.Y. Editor
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