No onions. Very simple. A homemade tomato sauce that's very versatile This functional tomato sauce can be the base for many different dishes and really brings out a great flavor. It's the pride of the Bunny household.
☆ Salt (we use Okinawa Yonemaasu. Regular salt has a more pronounced presence, so if you use it please adjust the amount accordingly)
A little more than 1/2 teaspoon
Cut the garlic in half, remove the ends and set aside. Cut the red chili pepper in half and remove the seeds.
Put olive oil in a pot and add the ingredients from Step 1. Cook well on low heat. Once the oil has become very fragrant, stop the heat.
Crush the whole canned tomatoes with your hand and add to the pot from Step 2. Also add leftovers in the can by swishing around a little water to get it out.
Bring to a boil on low heat for 1 to 2 minutes, then add the ☆ ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes. Use a wooden ladle to scoop-mix. Once it has a heavy feel, it's done.
On the first day, the tomatoes are really fresh. We call it young sauce. Delicious when eaten with pasta.
The following day the flavor deepens. We call this the mature sauce, and it's a real treasure. It'll bring some kick to various types of dishes.
I recommend using whole canned tomatoes. Crush them by hand and add. You really feel the presence of the tomato and it's such a rich taste.
The garlic will become soft and fall apart upon boiling. You can crush and mix it in, or however you prefer.
According to one of the tips received, add half a grated carrot for a slight sweetness. Kids will love it.
Story Behind this Recipe
I love Italian food. This is a recipe passed down from Bunny's husband's family. It's a convenient sauce that can be used deliciously with pasta, hamburg steak, gratin, omurice, curry, etc. This can be frozen and stored, but even though I always make a lot, it all just gets eaten up.
In Step 1, since you're not mincing anything, it can be done on top of a paper towel. In Step 2, be sure not to burn the garlic. Let it cook on low heat. In Step 3, I crushed the tomatoes and dropped them directly in the pot, but hot oil may splatter, so be careful. Not a whole lot of dishes that have to be washed. That's awesome.