|Ugly picture, delicious sauce|
This recipe took me by surprise. I'd seen it floating around food blogs for a while, but I didn't pay much attention. Sauce from only 3 ingredients? No spices? No garlic? Please.
Oh, I was so so wrong.
There is magic in this sauce. The 3 ingredients blend and simmer together, creating a velvety, rich, tangy, sweet and incredibly delicious tomato sauce that you can use on anything from plain spaghetti to your favorite lasagna recipe.
Alex and I made a few adjustments to this, but nothing drastic. We cut back on the butter a little bit, leave in the onion, and use the immersion blender at the end (hence the orange color of my sauce above).
Please go make this tonight. You won't be sorry. Make it and then come back and tell me how much you loved it. I triple dog dare you.
adapted from Smitten Kitchen (and a bajillion other food blogs)
1 28-oz can of whole peeled tomatoes
5 TBS butter (we only use 3)
1 yellow onion, peeled and cut in half
Put the tomatoes, onion and butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Bring the sauce to a simmer then lower the heat to keep the sauce at a slow, steady simmer for about 45 minutes, or until droplets of fat float free of the tomatoes.
Stir occasionally, crushing the tomatoes against the side of the pot with a wooden spoon.
Remove from heat, discard the onion, add salt to taste. If you like the flavor of stewed onions, as we do, leave them in. To make it smooth, stick in your immersion blender and carefully blend.