Sicilian Tomato Sauce

Sicilian Tomato Sauce
Recipe type: sauce
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 cups canned plum tomatoes, juices reserved
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  1. Warm the olive oil in a medium-sized pot for one minute over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook until tender.
  3. Add the crushed garlic and cook for 1 minute more.
  4. Add the tomatoes to the pot, crushing with the back of a spoon.
  5. Add the fresh herbs and parsley.
  6. Cook for about 5 min., crushing the tomatoes once more.
  7. Add the reserved tomato juices.
  8. Cook at a steady simmer for about 20 min., or until about half the liquid has evaporated.