Tomato Sauce

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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5 cups canned whole San Marzano tomatoes, plus liquid from the can

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 

1/2 cup diced yellow onion 

2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped 

2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped 

1 tablespoon kosher salt 

2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 

8 cloves garlic 

2 tablespoons grapeseed oil 

3 cups canned diced San Marzano tomatoes 


Special equipment:
an immersion blender
  1. Combine the whole tomatoes and their liquid, the olive oil, onion, basil, oregano, salt, pepper and 4 cloves garlic in a large bowl or 2-gallon container and puree with an immersion blender until smooth.
  2. Heat a large saute pan over high heat until it begins to smoke. Reduce the heat to medium, add the grapeseed oil and remaining 4 cloves garlic and quickly saute. Add the diced tomatoes and saute for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the pureed tomato sauce and bring to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes, remove from the heat. Bring back to a simmer when you are ready to plate.
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