Grilled Tomato Sauce
Grilled Tomato Sauce
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Grilled Tomato Sauce

1 H
2 H
4 1/2 litres (18 cups)



  1. Preheat the grill, setting the burners on high.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes with 150 ml (2/3 cup) of the oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place enough tomato pieces to completely cover the grate and grill for about 5 minutes per side. Remove from the grill and place on a baking sheet. Let cool.
  4. Grill this way the remaining tomatoes, then remove the peel with your fingers and press them gently to remove the seeds. Set aside in a bowl.
  5. Coarsely crush the tomatoes with your hands or using a potato masher.
  6. In a large saucepan, soften the onion and garlic in the remaining oil. Add the peeled and seeded tomatoes and the bay leaves.
  7. Bring to a boil and simmer over medium heat for about 2 hours, stirring frequently. Season with salt and pepper. Add the basil.
  8. Adjust the seasoning. Serve as is over pasta or with veal cutlets.

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