Tomato Sauce East
For a tasty change of pace, try tossing pasta with this Asian-style tomato sauce.
1 cup sliced green onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger or 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 pounds fresh California tomatoes (about 6 large), peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
1 teaspoon oriental sesame oil
8 ounces hot cooked pasta (optional)
- In large skillet, sauté green onion, garlic, and ginger in vegetable oil for 1 minute. Add California tomatoes, soy sauce, sugar, salt, and red pepper flakes. Cook over medium-high heat, crushing California tomatoes with the back of a spoon and stirring frequently, about 10 to 15 minutes or until sauce thickens.
- Stir in cilantro and sesame oil. Toss with hot, cooked pasta, if desired.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Recipe provided courtesy of the California Tomato Commission.