Dinner Straight From the Garden Series


Fresh Tomato Marinara Sauce

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Fresh Roma Tomatoes Fresh Veggies

Ingredients

4 Cups or So Fresh Chopped Up Tomatoes
2 Chopped Up Squashes or Any Other Type of Fresh Veggies
1 Large Bell Pepper
1 Large Onion
Lots of Chopped Up Garlic!
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Fresh Rosemary (Leave Whole)
Fresh Tyme (Leave Whole)
Fresh Sage
1 Bay Leaf
Crushed Black Pepper to Taste
Pinch or Two of Salt
1 Tbs Dry Oregano Ground Finely in Hand Removing Any Hard Twigs

Chopped Up Ingredients

Put All the Ingredients in a Large Glass Baking Dish. Drissel Olive Oil Over Everything &Toss Together. Bake Covered With Foil At 350 for 10 Min.

Remove Foil, Toss to Mix Well (Only Use Wood or Plastic Utensils with Acidy Tomato Mixtures) & Bake 20 Min. Tossing Occasionally

Remove Veggies & Set Aside

Drissel More Olive Oil Then Toss to Mix Well & Bake 30 or so Additional Minutes Tossing Occasionally Until Tomatoes Have Lost About 3/4 of Their Moisture and a Nice Brown Ring Has Formed Around the Pan. (This sometimes takes a little less time or a little more time depending on the amount of moisture contained in your Fresh Tomatoes)

Remove Rosemary & Bay Leaf

Chunky Marinara

Take a Wooden Spoon & Go Around the Sides & Scrape to Get All of the Carmelized Brown Ring Around the Pan & Mix it into the Sauce.

Pour Mixture into a Sauce Pan & Either Reheat as is (Chunky Style Marinara Sauce) or use a Hand Blender Hand Blender after Mixture Has Cooled a Bit & Mix till Your Sauce is the desired Consistency.

Smooth Marinara

Serve Over the Veggies Set Aside Earlier & or Pasta.



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