Fresh grilled tomato sauce perfect for pasta or pizza

De-juiced Roma tomatoes ready for the grill.
De-juiced Roma tomatoes ready for the grill.

There are a lot of good pasta sauces out there. The trouble is they are all cooked within an inch of their lives. While cooking a pasta sauce for a couple hours to thicken it gives it a nice texture, it removes most of the enzymes and other nutrients you get with a fresh tomato. So here is an easy way to make fresh tomato sauce, and you can do it in just a few minutes The only cooking that takes place is a by-product of getting the skins off. Most of the tomato remains fresh and natural.

Here's what you need:

10-12 fat Roma tomaotes 5 - 6 basil leaves 3 - 4 cloves of garlic salt and pepper fresh rosemary 2 spoonfuls of olive oil

Place the peeled garlic in foil and cook on the grill for 3 minutes each side. Cut the tomatoes in half and squeeze out the juice. Then place bottom down on the grill for 2 minutes or until the skins just start falling off. Remove skins. Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until just combined. Serve with pasta or on pizza.

great on pasta or pizza
great on pasta or pizza

Enjoy and cook well, Rob Barrett, Jr.

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