Thursday, December 23, 2010

Italian Pizza sauce

Every time I ate pizza outside,I paid attention to the sauce along with the crust and barring 2 or 3 places I realized the pizza sauce mostly tasted the same everywhere,there was never any flavor that stood out for me. I wanted to change this,people always talk about the crust and mostly pay attention to either the topping or the crust ,but I feel a large part of how a pizza tastes lies in the sauce. Whether it is tomato sauce or pesto or anything else for that matter.

  So for this sauce, I choose to chop the  tomato's,and slow cooked them to a fine puree. Running tomato's in the food processor crushes the seeds which in turn alters the taste of the sauce,making it slightly bitter. This sauce  I made turned out mildly spicy and I added little honey to combat that.So the outcome was a sweet and sour  sauce with a tad bit of kick from the cayenne and some garlic powder and 1 crushed garlic clove along with the herbs. The sauce tasted incredible and the consistency was easy to spread on the thin pie without making the pie gooey. I rolled out the dough on a floured surface and then transferred this pie on the parchment paper,then spread the sauce and the toppings,so I could just slide the parchment paper onto the preheated stone in the oven. After the first couple minutes I removed the parchment paper from underneath the pizza and let the pizza cook directly on the pizza stone.

Make this sauce at home and add pizzaz to your pizza :)



Ingredients:
Can of diced tomatos( I used  del monte's organic diced tomatos)
Garlic: 1 clove crushed
Garlic Powder: 1/4 tsp
Olive Oil: 1 tbsp or more if you want
pesto: 1 tsp
Caynenne Pepper: 1/2 tsp
Honey: 1 tsp
Black pepper: 1/4 tsp curshed
Sour Cream: 1 tsp
Basil: dried 1 tsp or 1 tbsp chopped if using fresh
Oregano: 1 tsp dried
Salt: to taste

Take a pan ,heat 1 tbsp olive oil and when hot add the crushed garlic.Saute it till it browns a little then add the rest of the ingredinets except sour cream. Cook till the tomatos turn into a fine puree and the sweet aroma from all the herbs and spices fills up your kitchen. Complete with a spoon of sour cream and fold it in to give it  a nice rich creamy texture :) Spread it on the pizza pie or serve it with pasta,either way you are sure to love this :)

7 comments:

  1. Thanks Kavita for sharing this...

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  2. the sauce is absolutely delightful looking and am sure adds whole lot of spunk to the pizza--thanks for sharing !

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  3. Wow kavi sauce looks delicious...thanks for sharing.
    Kurinji

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  4. Yummy flavorful sauce,sure will make the pizza taste fabulous.

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  5. The sauce looks too good...Will try out ur version next time.. ;)

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  6. Definitely a keeper, thanks for sharing..

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  7. Hy dear..
    Sounds delicious as well as yummy...u r really talented.

    Wishing you n your family a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS N NEW YEAR..:)
    Tasty appetite

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