Friday, July 27, 2012

Roasted tomato sauce

Picked a bunch of tomatoes today , and yesterday , and the day before :) .. So I made roasted tomato sauce ..You just cut up the big tomatoes, I use 1/2 of a big onion for a sheet pan size, a bunch of fresh basil , some kosher salt and drizzle it all with olive oil..( last summer when I had alot of zucchini , I would cut one up and roast it too.. No one knew the difference and it got some more vegetables in my kids !)Stick it in the oven at 425 for about 45 minutes to an hour..let them cool and then stick all of it in the blender.. This made 2 freezer bags that we will then use on pasta . When I use it I add one of the basil cubes and a little more salt , and a tiny pinch of sugar.. topped with romano cheese , its a wonderful way to use up those tomatoes !
My rose of sharon plant seems to be enjoying the heat !
A Datura blossom from this morning..Tuesday Garden Party

6 comments:

Kris said...

That looks divine! I too made homemade sauce yesterday with my abundant tomatoes!! I did it stove top though. I read Alton Brown's recipe for roasted tomato sauce. It looks wonderful. I will be having a big basket full soon, and will try it that way next time to see the difference. I bet the house smelled wonderful!!!
XO Kris

Carol said...

Oh, when more of our tomatoes ripen, that will be a great way to fix them--thanks for sharing, Priscilla!

Our Rose of Sharon is loving the heat--although we've had some wicked rain storms this last few days. Much needed, but a bit scary at times...

Michelle@ Simplifiy, Live, Love said...

That sounds great! I'll have to give it a try. I have a TON of little tomatoes right now. :-)

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

There is nothing like wonderful fresh summer tomatoes, is there? They look amazing in the pan with basil--yum! Have a great week, Priscilla!

Honey at 2805 said...

The afghan is gorgeous!

Jami @ An Oregon Cottage said...

Oh, yes - roasted tomato sauce is my favorite, easy way to preserve our tomatoes! I try to make and freeze enough each year to see us through until the next tomato season. :-)

Thanks for sharing at the TGP!