Ideas to Use Homemade Tomato Sauce - non Pasta dishes
hi - we are the lucky owners of gallons of delicious homemade tomato sauce in our freezer. but we are watching our carbs and are having trouble coming up with ideas on what to do with our treasure, now that pasta is not an option.
thanks for any ideas.
An eggplant layered casserole (very much like zucchnie lasagne I suppose!)
eggplant or veal/chicken parmigiana, using parmesan instead of breading
Roast eggplant, peppers, zucchini, onions, whatever. Dice and mix in some sauce, forming a thick soup. Sprinkle with cheese. Devour.
My first choice would be to braise some thick slices of Boston Pork Butt (or some meaty ribs of pork or beef) in the sauce. Add some veggies to the braise as well to balance things out. Stewed chicken legs & thighs would also be good (use breasts if you must...but don't overcook them). Some grated Pecorino Romano and properly crusty bread served with either one of these makes me very happy.
A Spanish style tortilla (or Italian frittata) would probably be very nice with a spoonful or two of the sauce ladled over as well.
There's also the more obvious applications as well: as a part of your chicken, veal, or eggplant parm dishes.
And one of my favorites, as an accompaniment to a good Mozzarella en Carozza.
You could probably also use it as a base for some soups.