23 Mar 2010

My tomato sauce recipe

campari tomato

This weekend I was in the grocery and not thinking of buying tomatoes, until I saw these, were beautiful. The surprise was there  not only beautiful, are  also delicious. Looking at the package I saw that are a hybrid species called campari and is originated in Europe. They are small, the size of a golf ball, and comes in bunches.


The flavor is well balanced, sweet and without much acidity, just as were the tomatoes I ate when I was little at my grandmother's house. Do not doubt for a minute what I would do with them: A tomatoes. sauce
The sauce has earned , as well, to coat my ravioli,so,I could do some bruschette baguette with cheese and bits of tomatoes, drizzled with olive oil  Here  I let the recipe of my tomato sauce

Tomato Sauce



  • 1 large onions finely chopped
  • 2medium cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 carrot . finely grated
  • 1kg  campari  tomates
  • 1/4  cup olive oil
  • 2 cups meat broth
  • 1 glass red wine  (120ml)
  • 1 Tsp light brown sugar
  • 1 bunch of rosemary or some  bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper

In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, saute onions, carrots and garlic in the oil until soft 
Add crushed tomatoes an sauté for about 4 min.
Pour the wine with the light brown sugar  Stir and bring to boil until the red wine evaporate.

Stir occasionally Add the broth slowly and boil 30 to 35 minutes adding broth as needed. 
Stir occasionally
Place the bay leaf and rosemary Remove from heat when thick, check the salt and pepper if you like a velvety sauce, ready to go after a pasata

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Arlette said...

Hello Sylvia
this is a simpler Bolognese , i bet you got the same taste for less time..
thanks for sharing.

Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul said...

There is nothing better and tastier than fresh tomato sauce Sylvia...I too have been going crazy with many late season tomatoes...love all your beautiful pics!

♥peachkins♥ said...

now that is perfect tomato sauce!

Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog said...

Mmmm with raviolis and lot of parmesan cheese go superb :)



Mari's Cakes said...

Looks delicious! I could imagine how tasty it is with all those flavor put together.

Buenos Dias!

Bellini Valli said...

There are 2 places that grow Campari tomatoes here in Canada one here in British Columbia and one in Ontario. They are pricey but worth every penny!!

Manggy said...

Oh, that is just a thing of beauty. I love that it's so rich and thick. It takes a lot of skill and patience to get it to that stage!

pity said...

Una salsa de tomate deliciosa, la "lightbrown sugar" es un toque brillante, te felicito, besitos desde londres

Sophie said...

Hola Sylvia!!

Esta salsa de tomates está una salsa muy deliciosa!

Es como he preparado también!

Fatias Douradas said...

Belo molho! lindas fotos!

M. said...

I will have to try this recipe, I love inclusion of red wine in it...
Just last weekend bought some organic tomato plants for my backyard, can't wait to see if they would produce any fruit....
Beautiful photos....as always!!!

Lori Lynn said...

The photos are great. But, yep, that sauce recipe sounds perfect.

Happy Easter to you and your family Sylvia!

Chef Fresco said...

Great sauce recipe! We've never tried to make homemade tomato sauce. Very beautiful photos as well!

Cynthia said...

I would eat it just slather on the bread, you won't need to add anything else.

Recetas de Rocío said...

Voy a tener que probar esta salsa. Nunca me sale bien la salsa de tomates, siempre me queda acida, pero esta parece muy deliciosa!
Gracias por compartirla!

cacahuete said...


Espero que esteja tudo bem com você.

Fico aguardando mais receitas.



me encanta tu blog te invito al mio besos

personalized koozies said...

wow i will try this on my holidays seems very tasty dish.