Tomato Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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5 cups whole San Marzano tomatoes, plus the liquid from the can

1/2 cup diced yellow onion 

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 

8 cloves garlic 

2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped 

2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped 

1 tablespoon kosher salt 

2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 

2 tablespoons grapeseed oil 

3 cups diced San Marzano tomatoes 


Special equipment:
an immersion blender
  1. Combine the whole tomatoes, onion, olive oil, 4 cloves of the garlic, the basil, oregano, salt and pepper in a 2-gallon container or large pot 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 the 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 and then remove from the heat. Bring back to a simmer when you are ready to serve.