Golden Tomato Pasta Sauce (freezeable! or make from frozen tomatoes…)

24 Aug

NOTE TO READERS: Keep on using up those tomatoes!!!!!

Hot, Cheap & Easy

“Tis the season for the tomatoes to overwhelm. In fact, last year we were so overwhelmed that I had tomatoes in the freezer all winter. The texture isn’t as good as in the middle of summer, but the incomparable bright, fresh flavor is still there.

So this is a terrific simple sauce that you can make from frozen or fresh. Instructions for blanching appear at the end!

Golden Tomato Pasta Sauce

¼ Cup extra virgin olive oil

1 Cup shallots, chopped

¼ tsp hot red pepper flakes

1 Tbs oregano (less if oregano is not your favorite; this is a pretty generous amount)

Pinch sugar

5 lbs golden tomatoes, cored, blanched and peeled*

10-20 basil leaves, chopped

Heat olive oil at medium-high in a heavy-bottomed soup pot until liquid and fragrant. Add shallots, stir to coat and lower heat to medium low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until shallots are soft and…

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4 Responses to “Golden Tomato Pasta Sauce (freezeable! or make from frozen tomatoes…)”

  1. kathryningrid August 26, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    Seems to me a perfectly delightful way to surprise the people at table with a bright (colored *and* flavored) new take on a pasta sauce.

  2. Mad Dog August 24, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

    They don’t go to waste here 😉

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