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Jul 13, 2007 10:06 AM

Looking for a pizza sauce recipe

Any suggestions? Do I even need "sauce" or can I just crush a can of San Marzano tomoatoes?

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    1. I suggest just getting a can of Furmano's pizza sauce. They have plain and chunky style. Very simple and tasty. I always keep in pantry for a quick pizza dinner.

      1. this is my no-cook sauce from Cook's illustrated.
        1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes..drain juice
        1 garlic clove
        1 tbs olive oil
        salt and pepper
        1 tbs dry oregano
        fresh oregano if you have it.

        in the food processor I first chop the garlic till fine, then I add the fresh herbs and chop. Then add the tomatoes and olive oil and puree till smooth. add salt and pepper to taste. i let it sit at room temp till I am ready to use it.

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        1. re: Ela0427

          That's very similar to my favorite. Can be refrigerated for up to a week.

          Stir together:
          1 28-oz can crushed tomatoes
          1/4 tsp pepper
          1 tsp dried basil (or 2 fresh)
          1 tsp dried oregano
          5 cloves minced garlic
          2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
          1/2 to 1 tsp salt

        2. I use one I saw demonstrated on Julia Child's show one time with one of her guest chefs. Can't remember who, though.

          1 large can of whole peeled tomatoes
          2 cloves crushed garlic
          2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
          2 tablespoons olive oil
          7-10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
          a pinch of sugar (optional)
          a bigger pinch of dried oregano (optional)
          S&P to taste

          Over a sieve placed over a larger bowl, crush the whole tomatoes with your hands and throw out the tomato butts. Reserve the juices.

          Mix the rest of the ingredients together, then add back in juice a little at a time to get the consistency you like.

          I usually leave out the sugar and put in just a small pinch of oregano.

          1. I have found the "no cook" sauces to add the tomato *oomph* that I like on my pizzas. But I have also been known to open a carton of Pomi crushed tomatoes and use that when I have a craving but no sauce ready in the fridge. It is good! Open your can and give it a try.

            Just don't skimp on the mozzarella!!! None of the pre-shredded stuff in bags at the supermarket you hear? ;-)