My best friend is actually in culinary school and could probably put my sauces to shame but this blog isn't about first class recipes, it's about recipes that an everyday person can make easily. So as you read over my blog please keep in mind I am just your average girl who has a 40 hour a week job that tries to find easy and delicious ways to be healthy.
Tomatoes (5 big ones, or 7 roma ones)
Heavy Cream ( 1 cup)
Red Pepper Flakes (less than a handful)
Parmesan ( 1/2 cup)
Onion ( 1/2 cup, finely chopped)
Garlic (1-2 clove, finely chopped)
Vodka (1 cup)
Red Bell Pepper (option)
First step is to cut up all of your tomatoes and bake them! You can make sauce by putting them on the stove top, but I am a big fan of baking the tomatoes and while they bake cutting up the other ingredients. So set your oven to 350 degrees and throw the tomatoes in the pan with some olive oil drizzled over the top with your herbs and red bell pepper.
Let it bake for 15 minutes.
After the tomatoes are nice and soft go ahead and put them in the blender for 10 seconds max and then pour into the pan with the garlic and onion. If you notice, the pan I use is more of a wok so that the sauce doesn't spill everywhere.
I then turn the heat up to high and bring the tomatoes to a boil. Once at a boil pour the cream and vodka in and let it sit on low heat for 4-5 minutes. I added some red flakes and cheese after everything looked and smelled perfect. The sauce turned out AMAZING, and even though it is not as healthy as a pure tomato sauce, this sauce has very little sodium because I added zero salt. When you have garlic, onions and herbs there is no need for other seasonings!