simply tomato sauce

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Simplest sauce ever.. and this method yields silky, no seed, no fuss tomato sauce!

1, 2 3… however many pounds of super ripe tomatoes you want to process!

Make a cross cut on bottom of each tomato. make sure you remove any bruised areas that maybe too deteriorated.

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in a big stock pot with about an inch or two of water bring to a boil. the steam will soften the skins, no need to waste gallons of water or spend an hour bringing it to a boil.

remove the skins, I dumped the tomatoes in my sink and let them cool off for a few minutes. cut the stem part off including white flesh near it. mash them with your hand inside the big pot. hand blend until liquified.

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strain tomato juice to remove all the seeds. this is the easiest way I know for doing this. it will take less than a few minutes. way faster than seeding them by hand which is a bit wasteful too.

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lay skins on silpads and dry in the oven until crispy, low temperature if you don’t want to brown them. you can roast them a bit too, up to you. eventually you can make a powder in the spice grinder and add it to the sauce, adds flavor and color.

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bring strained tomato juice to a boil for cooking and reducing, reduce until thick and awesome. about an hour and a half. mix your skin powder.

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done.