My dad is an amazing chef and so I am quite lucky to have been eating killer food for all of my life. He went to the Culinary Institute back in the 60′s so believe me when I tell you… he knows what he’s talking about!
Anyway, last night I was lucky enough to get an old Hard drive to start up and a lot of old stuff was on it. Peering into the past, I came across a recipe for his tomato sauce that he sent me and I thought I’d post it here seeing as how I spent so much time telling you all about Flavio, the Italian goat. If you decide to try it please let me know what you think!
This is real old school Italian style tomato sauce or ‘gravy’ as my Grandma Carmella used to say.
1)crushed tomatoes 1 28 oz can
2)garlic 8 lg cloves
3)onion 1 small
4)fresh basil nice handful of leaves only
5)tomato puree one-28 oz can
6)salt and pepper to taste (optional crushed red pepper method)
1)chop onion and and slice or crush garlic
2)saute in olive oil til just starting to brown
3)add tomatoes and puree
4)rinse out cans with water and add about a half can to tomatoes
5)roll basil leaves together and slice
6)add to sauce
7)add crushed red pepper and salt and pepper
8)cook about a half hour and taste. Adjust seasonings and cook for another half hour