6 Secrets To Making The Perfect Pizza Sauce

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The sauce is an important element of pizza. It should be juicy, rich, but at the same time not too bright. Such that it would set off and emphasize the taste of the filling, but not drown it out.

  1. Don’t be lazy. Want to make the right sauce? Do not use prepared tomato paste as a basis. Instead, use canned tomatoes in your own juice: you can find both Russian and Italian ones in large supermarkets. Drain, grind and add spices. Provencal herbs, salt, pepper – done!
  2. Experiment. Unable to buy canned tomatoes? Nothing wrong. A great sauce can be made with fresh tomatoes. Peel them, cut, and pour them over with boiling water. Simmer in a skillet for 10 minutes, then pass through a blender. Add spices: oregano, garlic, bay leaf. Return the sauce to the stove and boil it about twice.
  3. Don’t overdo it. There should not be too much sauce. The most delicious pizza recipes emphasize no more than three tablespoons of sauce per standard circle of dough.
  4. Watch the consistency. Make the sauce too runny and your pizza will float.
  5. Get creative. Classic sauces are made from tomatoes, but the beauty of pizza at home is that you can invent new unusual combinations for it. You can substitute hummus or squash caviar for tomatoes. Or take cream cheese – it goes well with chicken and pineapple.
  6. And a little bonus: Jamie Oliver’s perfect and easy sauce. Prepares in 10 minutes. You will need 3 cans of canned tomatoes in their own juice, 4 cloves of garlic, a bunch of basil, 8 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Chop the garlic, fry it with the basil in olive oil. Add the tomatoes, salt, and pepper. After a couple of minutes, remove from heat, pass through the city. And simmer for another 10 minutes over low heat.

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