Signature Dish of Harry and Samantha Demidavicius

Harry's Famous Basic Tomato Sauce

1 3/4 pounds (one 28 ounce can) Italian tomatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
1 medium onion
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
1 large carrot
1 large celery stalk
3 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt, to taste
1 cup dry red wine

Blend the onion, celery, carrot, garlic, oil, and all the spices in a food processor until emulsified.

Empty the tomatoes into a large saucepan on medium heat and mash them. Stir in the vegetable mixture. The resulting blend should be quite thick & look reddish with traces of green & yellow visible. When it starts to bubble turn down the heat & simmer uncovered for about 35-40 minutes stirring occasionally until it has reduced & blended into a sauce.

Add in the wine and continue to simmer for a few more minutes. Stir in the parsley simmer for 5 more minutes. Taste and adjust for spicing & remove from heat.

The sauce may now be served over pasta or stored in the refrigerator in tightly capped 28 ounce jars.

Nutrition (per serving): 98 calories

Serves 4

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