Tomato: Yellow Tomato Sauce

posted by slhhdh 08-04-102 6:44 PM

Yellow Tomato Sauce

1 large Onion, diced
5 Garlic cloves, minced
1/2 c Fruity olive oil
6 lb Yellow tomatoes, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks (may use red tomatoes)
1/2 c Tomato paste
2 small Canned chipotle chiles, chopped
2 Epazote leaves (a pungent Mexican herb available in Latin markets)
1/2 bunch Cilantro ,chopped

In a stainless steel saucepan, saute the onion in olive oil until soft. Add garlic and saute briefly. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, chiles and epazote. Simmer 15 minutes. Add chopped cilantro and season to taste with salt and pepper. Puree, if desired, for a smoother texture.

Makes approximately 2 quarts (about 8 servings).

Sauce may be refrigerated up to two weeks or frozen for up to six months.

NOTE: If good vine-ripened tomatoes are not available, substitute three 28-ounce cans pear-shaped tomatoes, drained. Another variation is to add 1 teaspoon toasted, ground cumin seed to the sauce. Fresh serrano or jalapeno chiles may be substituted for the chipotle chiles.

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