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Journal FortKnox's Journal: Recipe: Cherry Tomato Sauce...? 7

Well, last night was the freeze... I transplanted my basil indoors and picked all the ripe->almost ripe tomatos. The Romas were a disaster. The cherrys were an enormous success. Now I have about a buschel of the damn things and no idea what to dow ith them (normally, they are garnish, for salads, or quick snacks).
So I figured, what the hell, I'll try a sauce with them...
Here's my preliminary idea:
2-4 links hot italian sausage
3 cups of halved cherry tomatos
3 cups of pureed cherry tomatos (for me, I'll take'm with skin... I'm lazy)
~4 cloves of garlic
1 small onion (really small)
fresh parsley
fresh basil

Will sweat the garlic and onion with a touch of oil... then add the sausage. Give it lots of time to cook before adding in the pureed tomatos, season with the parsley and basil. Bring to a simmer and let the flavors soak. About 30 minutes before finishing, I'll add the halves to give them time to soften, but I don't want them entirely broken down (for a different flavor and texture).

Any opinions on changes? If not, I'll tell you how it turns out...
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Recipe: Cherry Tomato Sauce...?

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  • by rk ( 6314 ) *

    A couple sprigs of finely chopped fresh coriander in the last five minutes.

    The recipe sounds good! I'll bring the bread and chianti. :-)

    • I thought you were going to give me the oregano line.... waiting for mekka or SW to jump in about it ;)
      Will try the coriander. Honestly never used it before, so I'm anxious to see how it flavors the sauce...
      • Actually, I was going to say that, but since you are expecting it, I won't. I'm assuming you are going to add a little salt, because salt has the magical ability to enhance and bring flavors together. I'd probably put in a tiny bit of fresh ground peppercorns, but that's just me.
  • You had to go and say that word that strikes fear into me, having a garden full of subtropical plants at a ridiculous latitude of something like 52 deg North.
  • Don't forget to add red wine to the sauce!
  • In fact, I'm not even gonna say it.

    Although Red wine/a shot of balsamic vinegar is a good idea, Tuxette!

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