Introduction: Simple Pizza Sauce
Great Pizza Sauce should be "just like a' mama made it" back in the old traditional days. Less is totally more when it comes to sauce. If you over-flavor the sauce, it will detract from the base and pull from the topping.
True Neapolitan Pizza has a harmony of base, tomato sauce, and cheese. A great pizza should be satisfying without too much else. Our sauce recipe today will testify to this.
Be conservative with us, you will see it for yourself.
Pizza Sauce Ingredients:
Makes 10-15 Pizzas Worth
- 2 Small Cans of Italian Whole Peeled Tomatoes
- 1.5 Teaspoons of Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Oregano (Optional)
- 1 Handful Fresh Basil Leaves
- 1 Teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Pizza Sauce Recipe
Stage 1 - Combine Ingredients & Blend
In a medium mixing bowl place all your ingredients
Mix it together
Now blend it together on medium with your stick blender until smooth
Stage 2 - Tasting & Balancing Flavors
Once your ingredients are blended together , its time to taste. Ensure your pizza sauce is neutral flavored. The reason for this is, all tomatoes are slightly different.
Aim for neutral balance between saltiness and acidity, this should be slightly watery and sweet. We are talking only slight pinches of salt. If you go too far with the salt, add a small amount of red wine vinegar to rescue it. Be very conservative.
Stage 3 - Storage Care
Sometimes there's sauce left over, store this in an airtight container in your fridge. Ensure you have not contaminated the sauce with a dirty hand or utensil, this will help with preservation.
When you are ready to make more pizzas, simply add the previous sauce left over to your new batch
This keeps Pizza Sauce tasting authentic.
Making Pizza Sauce: Summary
Making Pizza Sauce is open game, be free to try anything. Have some fun. There are no rules. These are just guidelines to get you started with what would be a traditional view. The important thing is, you are free to enjoy experimenting. When you venture out and try something new, it changes your entire cooking experience. There will be mistakes made, but the next time, there will be fruit from a lesson learnt.
When it comes to cooking pizza in your oven, you need a really hot base. If you do not have a wood fired pizza oven, make sure you use a thick pizza stone in your oven as a base. Your oven should be on full power. Let it warm for at least an hour to get best results.
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