Saturday, August 21, 2021

Creamy Cherry Tomato Sauce





This creamy cherry tomato sauce is ingenious! I would love to take credit for it; but, alas, I cannot


Timing is everything, I had at least two pounds of cherry tomatoes I wanted to use quickly. Susan at Savoring Time In The Kitchen recently made the sauce and shared this winning recipe on her blog. The recipe makes approximately 4 side-dish servings of pasta sauce. In the photo above, it was the perfect lunch for me. I also served the sauce on Bruschettini (snack size Italian Bruschetta Toasts that came in a package from the supermarket) for an appetizer. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. I made a second batch with various sized tomatoes since it came out so good.


Here's the recipe from Susan's blog. I didn't change a thing.

2 pounds cherry tomatoes, sliced in half

8-10 fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces

8-10 fresh oregano leaves, chopped

3 cloves garlic, sliced very thin

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 Tablespoon butter (reserved for reheating the sauce)

1 pound dried pasta of your choice, cooked and drained

Fresh chopped Italian parsley for garnish, optional

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Arranged cut tomatoes on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with the sugar, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Scatter sliced garlic and herbs over the tomatoes.

Drizzle all over with olive oil .

Roast, uncovered until tomatoes are very tender, about 2-1/2 to 3 hours.

Transfer with a slotted spoon to a saucepan. (Don't throw out the oil. Strain it and use it for dipping crusty bread.)

Remove about half of the tomatoes, together with herbs and garlic, and place in a deep mixing bowl and blend with an immersion blender (or use a regular blender) until just barely smooth. Return to the saucepan.

Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the sauce and heat gently while you prepare the pasta.


Summer is flying by!

Deb




Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

7 comments:

  1. I saw this on Susan’s blog and it looked so good! I’m glad that you tried it. I especially love your heart on your baking sheet ❤️

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  2. I roast tomatoes all the time, they are so good so I know this sauce is amazing! You have quite a bounty of tomatoes!

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  3. It all looks amazing Debbie. How special to grow your own tomatoes. Love the artistic look! The sauce must be so delicious. Kudos Deb.

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  4. My kitchen has been overflowing with tomatoes. I have to try this sauce, looks delicious Deb. Lovely display.......

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  5. I'm so happy you enjoyed it, Debbie!! I love the heart you made. ♥ Our cherry tomatoes were bonkers this year too! What are those long yellow tomatoes that I see on your baking sheet? Sadly my basil plant is fried with all the heat and storms we had so now I have to buy it. :(

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