San Marzano

September 10, 2012


I got some fresh San Marzano tomatoes from the Santa Monica Farmers Market yesterday.   They’re so rare to find!   Normally there’s tons of heirloom tomatoes, which of course I got but the San Marzano’s just rarely make an appearance.  They’re plum tomatoes which are considered the best sauce tomatoes and the only tomatoes that can be used for Vera Pizza Napoletana.   So I scooped up a couple of pounds.

Today I made sauce with them.

Pretty easy.

1) Score the tomato skin.
2) Blanche the tomatoes for a minute then put into an ice bath.
3) Peel the tomatoes
4) Saute minced garlic & onion in olive oil until translucent.  This time I also added some red pedrino peppers I found at the market.
5) crush peeled tomatoes in the cuisinart
6) add crushed tomatoes to pan and add some oregano, basil, salt & pepper
7) cook about 15 minutes until thick
8) use with pasta

Fresh San Marzano Tomatoes

Blanching Fresh San Marzano Tomatoes

Remove Skin from Fresh San Marzano Tomatoes

Peeled Fresh San Marzano Tomatoes

Chopped Fresh San Marzano Tomatoes

Cooking Fresh San Marzano Tomatoes

Fresh San Marzano Tomato Sauce

No Bake Lasagna with Fresh San Marzano Tomato Sauce

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