Homemade Tomato Sauce

Homemade Tomato Sauce

Simmering the onions gets rid of the acidic taste of tomatoes for a gentle sweetness.

Ingredients: about 3 cups upon finishing

1 large (2 small)
1 clove
Olive oil
1/2 cup
◎Canned boiled tomatoes (dice cut)
2 cans
2/3 teaspoon
◎Bay leaf


1. Mince the onion into 1 cm. Peel the garlic, remove the hard ends, cut in half and then use the flat side of the knife to crush.
2. Add olive oil and the garlic from Step 1 into a pot and cook on low heat for 20 minutes. Occasionally, stir from the bottom to make sure it doesn't burn.
3. Add the ◎ ingredients and cook on low heat for another 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Once the liquid has evaporated and it has a nice gloss, it's done. This is a tomato sauce base, which has a nice sweetness and richness without soup stock.
5. Here I added shrimp, squid, and a bit of white wine and cooked with the tomato sauce. Then I poured it over pasta.
6. Add a little bit of salt and it also works as a pizza sauce. (For the pizza dough check out Recipe ID: 1198384)
7. A recipe variation. Homemade Meat Sauce (Recipe ID: 924185)

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a recipe I got from a cooking specialist that I really respect. I've made this countless times over the past 10+ years and added my own spin. It's a very special recipe.