Even the words like pizza sauce and tomato paste are mouth-watering. If you are a food buff and love to try out cooking recipes using different ingredients, this stuff is simply outstanding to add up to the taste.
Well, pizza sauce is a common garnishing ingredient for pizzerias. Whether you're making pizza at home or baking the frozen one, few sprinkles of pizza sauce will suffice to add up to flavor.
These are available ready-made, you can also try it at home. For people looking forward to cut costs, it is rather better option to make instant pizza sauce.
Homemade Pizza Sauce with Tomato Paste
The sauce can be made from myriad of tomato products from canned tomatoes to crushed tomatoes to fresh tomatoes. You can resort to the easiest one and save yourself the fuss, simple use tomato paste.
You can easily find the paste in the market in small cans. It costs very low and tastes very bold which, I feel, is some of the virtues. To turn the paste into pizza sauce, add dried herbs like parsley, rosemary, oregano etc. Parsley is the perfect to start though. Now, add crushed pepper flakes, garlic flakes and salt. You can also add a pinch of sugar, depending on your taste.
The next step is, to add liquids. There are many options to choose from:
• White wine vinegar - adds tart and crisp flavor
• Olive oil- adds sheen to the sauce
• Balsamic vinegar- for a bold flavor
• Water - doesn't add any flavor but gives you the consistency you desire.
In usual 1/4 to 1 cup addition of liquid will give you the desired consistency. If you want it to spread easily, adding more of olive oil will be helpful. Once you are done with this, add spices to adjust to the liquid levels. Add more salt and pepper and taste. With this, your instant pizza sauce is ready to use. You can use right away or keep it in refrigerator for a couple of hours so that the taste develops further. The choice is yours!
You can try it out and share your experiences with friends and family. One thing is sure though, making the sauce at home is very simple with no extra efforts required. Try it out and add flavor to your dishes.
In fact, tomato paste is a multipurpose agent. Adding just basic ingredients, you can make it fit to be added to different cuisines including Greek, Thai and of course, Italian. Store simple tomato paste and add different spices as and when required.