Tomatoe sauce is probably the most used of our sauces and for this reason we give a lot of attention in choosing the right tomatoes or the right canned tomatoes to make it.
Salsa di Pomodoro
500 gr. ripe tomatoes
(or 400 gr. peeled canned tomatoes)
50 gr. onion
50 gr. carrots
50 gr. celery
2 spoonfuls oil
salt ,pepper, sugar
Cut all the vegetables in small pieces .Pour the oil in a casserole and cook the chopped vegetables for 10 minutes on moderate heat .Add the tomatoes possibly cut in half by hand and let them cook for 30 /40 minutes. Put them through a vegetable mill and then cook them with oil, a small glass warm water, salt, pepper, basil, parsley and 2 pinches sugar and cook for approximately 20 minutes.
You can add:
* A little sugar will take out some of the Tomatoes' acidity..
* A little peperoncino (Italian hot Chili pepper)will give a hot taste
* A little cream will create a more delicate taste.