I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Roasted Tomato, Garlic & Basil Sauce

Basil has one of the best smells in the world.  Add that to garlic and Oh Man does the kitchen ever smell good!  This is an easy tomato sauce recipe that is so flavourful.

Start by coring the tomatoes and cutting them in half lengthwise.  Cut the onions and red peppers into chunks. Arrange in a single layer on a non-stick baking sheet along with whole, peeled garlic.  Drizzle lightly with oil.

Roast uncovered at 400F for 45-60 minutes or until vegetables are soft and lightly browned like this:

Toss in the fresh basil, scrape any brown bits and juice from the pan and whirl in the food processor along with salt and pepper to taste. At this point you could add a little tomato paste if you like your sauce clingy.

Process as little or as much as you like.  Depends on if you like your sauce chunky or smooth.

Pour into ziploks and freeze.  You're done!

Roasted Tomato, Garlic & Basil Sauce 
Yield: about 4 cups

2 dozen Italian plum tomatoes (3 lbs)

2 onions
1 large red pepper
6-8 cloves garlic
1-2 tbsps. olive oil
1/4-1/2 cup fresh basil
salt & pepper
tomato paste (optional)

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