Friday, December 24, 2010

Pizza Sauce

I used to buy pre-made pizza sauce - Trader Joe's brand, Contadina, Pizza Quick etc. They aren't too bad, but it isn't too difficult to make it yourself.  I've made a sauce using fresh diced tomatoes, fresh basil and garlic... I thought it was pretty good, but Dev didn't care for it - he thought it was too bland. So, I came up with this one, attempting to replicate the store bought, which Dev prefers.  ;-)

Yamadan Pizza Sauce
1/4 C onion, diced
1 can tomato paste
1/2 t dried basil
1/2 t dried oregano
1/2 t dried parsley
1/2 t garlic powder
2 squirts of corn syrup (or spoonfuls of brown sugar)
olive oil

Saute Onion in a little olive oil until soft and starting to caramelize.
Add tomato paste and saute until paste starts to darken and caramelize as well - stir frequently or it can burn.  Add herbs and corn syrup (or sugar) and continue to cook until fragrant. Add water (1 C or so?) and simmer for about 5 min. Add more water if needed.

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