Patsy's Tomato Sauce

Staff Writer
Patsy's Tomato Sauce
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People visit the renowned Italian restaurant, Patsy's, in New York City for their specialty Italian dishes, and once you try this recipe, you'll see that the real secret is in the sauce. Here, they share their secret with us.

Ready in
1 h
14
Servings
69
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 Pounds ripe plum tomatoes
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, quartered
  • 2 Tablespoons dry red wine
  • 3 bay leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 Cup chopped basil
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley

Directions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Remove the stern core from each of the tomatoes, and cut an X on the bottoms. Add the tomatoes to the boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Drain and allow to cool, then remove the skins, coarsely chop, and set aside.

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium flame and sauté the onion and garlic until soft and golden, about 3 minutes. Add the wine and tomatoes (with their juices), increase the heat to high, and bring to a boil. Add the bay leaves, reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for 35 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove and discard the bay leaves and continue to simmer for 25 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the tomato paste (if using) and add the basil and parsley. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Remove and discard the garlic.  

Tomato Sauce Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Tomato Sauce Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.6g
2.9%
Protein
2g
3%
Carbs
7g
2%
Vitamin A
66µg
7%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
7.1%
Vitamin C
22mg
36%
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
21µg
26%
Calcium
22mg
2%
Fiber
2g
8%
Folate (food)
24µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
24µg
6%
Iron
0.6mg
3.6%
Magnesium
19mg
5%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
4.8%
Phosphorus
41mg
6%
Polyunsaturated
0.5g
N/A
Potassium
391mg
11%
Sodium
374mg
16%
Zinc
0.3mg
2%

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