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How to Make TOMATO SAUCE
Frank Sinatra’s Pasta Sauce Recipe
(as told to Sid Mark on the 7/4/86 “Sounds of Sinatra” program)2 tbsp. light olive oil 3 whole cloves garlic (pierced w/fork) 2 cans oval “Italian type” tomatoes Salt, pepper, oregano to taste Basil, bay leaves, 1 tsp. finely chopped parsley (if desired) Quoting Mr. S: (Fragmented sentences and all.)
FRANK SINATRA tells Sid Mark, step-by-step HOW He Makes TOMATO SAUCE“You begin with a skillet and you use a light kind of olive oil and put in about 2 tbsp. full and put in 3 whole cloves of garlic. I usually puncture the cloves with a fork so it will exude the flavor I want. When the garlic is tanned or light brown take it out of the oil and throw it away. Keep the oil." "For 4 people you can take 2 cans of the oval shaped tomato and you put each can in a blender and count about a “slow four” to grind it up and put it in a saucepan…do that with both cans. Add a pinch of salt and a little bit of black pepper and little bit of oregano…maybe ½ tsp. full. Add the oil. I used to watch my dad do it. He’d just take his fingers and he’d take so much and throw it in the pot. And you let it simmer." … "Now…VERY IMPORTANT because this is what you don’t find in restaurants because they can’t take the time to do it. You take a good sized tsbp. And whatever oil or foreign matter that comes to the top; just keep skimming it until you have a pure red sauce. Low flame and cook for about ½ hr. and just let it sit there until you are ready to turn on your water for your pasta." "You want to put a couple of bay leaves and fresh basil is wonderful…at the last minute." "So you’ve got in the sauce olive oil, garlic, pepper, salt, oregano, a couple of basil leaves and, if you wish, a teaspoon - tablespoon. Of finely chopped parsley and that’s the way to make a simple pasta sauce.”
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