Skip to main content

The easiest fresh garden tomato rosé sauce for pasta

pasta 002

I’ve done this twice so far and it has been an astonishing success.  Super-easy and you can use whatever fresh tomatoes are bouncing around your garden (in my case, often literally)!

  1. This sauce is basically two easy sauces combined:  tomato sauce and creamy white “alfredo” sauce.  Of course:  white + red = pink.

First, make the tomato part of the sauce.

  1. Gather whatever tomatoes are bouncing around your garden.  A couple of cupsful is fine.  Any mixture of varieties will turn out delicious. 
  2. While you’re out there, pick some basil.  You’ll use it later.
  3. Toss the tomatoes with a bit of water into a small saucepan, add a bit of salt, cover.
  4. Cook on low until tomatoes start to lose their shape, and then you can turn it up a bit.
  5. Boil until tomatoes are soft and have lost most of their shape.  Remove from heat.
  6. Add basil leaves to taste and purée in blender.  Yes, you are leaving the skins and seeds.  That’s why this isn’t a real rosé sauce.  Don’t serve it to company.  Keep it all to yourself!

Meanwhile, prepare a basic creamy white sauce:

  1. In a small saucepan, melt two to four tablespoons of butter over just-under-medium heat.
  2. Add a few crushed-garlic cloves, if you like garlic.
  3. Add two to four tablespoons of all-purpose flour (I use the same amount of flour as butter).
  4. Stir flour over heat in saucepan until it just begins to brown – DON’T LET IT BURN!
  5. Add a small amount of evaporated milk and stir the flour vigourously into the milk until smooth.  It will be very thick at first.
  6. Add evaporated milk, 1/4 cup at a time, mixing thoroughly with each addition, until desired thickness or thinness of sauce is reached (or just toss in the whole tin!).
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Finally, bring the two sauces together to make the rosé sauce:

  1. Pour puréed tomato/basil sauce in blender into creamy white sauce.
  2. Stir vigourously to blend.
  3. If mixture is too thick, add milk.  If too thin, let bubble on medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until desired thickness is reached.  Or just give up – you’ll do better next time!

Toss with pasta or pour over top.  Serve.  Enjoy.

Comments

  1. Oh, wow. I just made this for dinner. My tastebuds are exploding!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

I love your comments!

Popular posts from this blog

לימודי קודש/Limudei Kodesh Copywork & Activity Printables

Welcome to my Limudei Kodesh / Jewish Studies copywork and activity printables page.  As of June 2013, I am slowly but surely moving all my printables over to 4shared because Google Docs / Drive is just too flaky for me. What you’ll find here: Weekly Parsha Copywork More Parsha Activities More Chumash / Tanach Activities Yom Tov Copywork & Activities Tefillah Copywork Pirkei Avos / Pirkei Avot Jewish Preschool Resources Other printables! For General Studies printables and activities, including Hebrew-English science resources and more, click here . For Miscellaneous homeschool helps and printables, click here . If you use any of my worksheets, activities or printables, please leave a comment or email me at Jay3fer “at” gmail “dot” com, to link to your blog, to tell me what you’re doing with it, or just to say hi!  If you want to use them in a school, camp or co-op setting, please email me (remove the X’s) for rates. If you just want to say Thank You, here’s a

Ancient Auction Secret: If Chinese auctions are racist, why do Jews love them so much?

Ah, Jews, Jews, Jews, Jews.  You sure do love your Chinese auctions, don’t you? It seems that even in an era of political correctness, within certain circles, this term just will not die . And frankly, I’m mortified. I’m not Chinese, but I have family who is Chinese.  Some are Korean, as well.  I guess this makes us more ethnically diverse than many Jews, but I suspect most Jewish families are moving in this direction.  Still.  Even if we don’t know a single Chinese person, we should still stop calling it that. First of all… is it actually racist to call it a Chinese auction? I figured I’d let Chinese people decide.  But when I turned to Google to find out how Chinese people feel about Chinese auctions, what I found was mostly… nothing.  Silence.  I did find some debate (presumably among non-Chinese people) over whether it was too far in the direction of political correctness to refer to these as a “silent auction” or (as in some parts of the States) a “tricky tray.”  (Ok

Hebrew/ עברית & English General Studies Printables

For Jewish Studies, including weekly parsha resources and copywork, click here . If you use any of my worksheets, activities or printables, please leave a comment or email me at Jay3fer “at” gmail “dot” com, to link to your blog, to tell me what you’re doing with it, or just to say hi!  If you want to use them in a school, camp or co-op setting, please email me (remove the X’s) for rates. If you enjoy these resources, please consider buying my weekly parsha book, The Family Torah :  the story of the Torah, written to be read aloud – or any of my other wonderful Jewish books for kids and families . English Worksheets & Printables: (For Hebrew, click here ) Science :  Plants, Animals, Human Body Math   Ambleside :  Composers, Artists History Geography Language & Literature     Science General Poems for Elemental Science .  Original Poems written by ME, because the ones that came with Elemental Science were so awful.  Three pages are included:  one page with two po