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On the Side/Sauces

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Category: On the Side/Sauces
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Winter Tomato Sauce

Categories: February 19
Yield: 1 servings

1 1/2 c Finely chopped onion
1/3 c Finely chopped carrot
1/3 c Finely chopped celery
3 lg Garlic cloves; minced
1 tb Dried basil; crumbled
1 tb Dried oregano; crumbled
1 Bay leaf
3 tb Olive oil
2/3 c Dry red wine
3 tb Tomato paste
Two; (28- to 32-ounce)
; cans whole Italian
; tomatoes, drained,
; reserving juice,
; and chopped

In a heavy 5-quart saucepan cook onion, carrot, celery, garlic, basil,
oregano, bay leaf, and salt and pepper to taste in oil over moderate heat,
stirring, until vegetables are softened and add wine. Boil wine until most
is evaporated and stir in tomato paste and tomatoes with reserved juice.

Simmer sauce, covered, over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, 35
minutes and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, 15 to 20 minutes, or
until thickened. Discard bay leaf. Sauce may be made 2 days in advance and
kept covered and chilled.

Makes 6 cups.

Gourmet February 1994



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