Sunday, June 23, 2013

vidalia & basil season

On Sunday morning, I made a Vidalia Onion and Sweet Basil tomato sauce. My mom suggested I pick up a few Pomi tomato boxes for the base. These tomatoes are delicious and I had a few coupons so it was quite a deal!
1 large Vidalia sweet onion

3/4 cup (big handful) fresh basil, chopped

2 boxes Pomi Chopped Tomatoes

1 box Pomi Strained Tomatoes

2 tablespoons EVOO

3 garlic cloves, minced

1.5 teaspoon crushed red chile pepper

2-3 teaspoon dried oregano

3 teaspoon Kosher salt

1-2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Dice the onion and sautee until soft in EVOO (about 8 to 10 minutes over medium/high heat), stirring so onion doesn't burn. Lower heat to medium/low and add garlic and one box of chopped tomatoes. Stir well, add strained tomatoes and chile pepper, oregano, kosher salt and pepper. Turn off heat, add final box of chopped tomatoes and fresh basil. Stir well and taste for seasoning balance.

This recipe made about 2 quarts and a pint. Top with a bit of plastic wrap to prevent freezer burn,  and freeze until you are ready to enjoy! We are going to have some later this week with meatballs & pasta.
Happy Sunday all!

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