How to Make Fresh Tomato Sauce

F&W's Justin Chapple demonstrates an easy way to make fresh tomato sauce.

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[MUSIC] I'm Justin Chapple from Food and Wine's test kitchen. Join me as I demonstrate mad genius tips. [BLANK_AUDIO] Most people don't bother making fresh tomato sauce at home because it's too much work. But I have a mad genius tip for making fresh, flavorful tomato sauce that you don't even have to cook. You're gonna start with ripe in season tomatoes because we want that really fresh tomato flavor. And with a sharp knife you're going to cut them in half. So I'm gonna start with two tomatoes. One and two. It even has an incredible tomato aroma. This is gonna make some delicious sauce. And then we're actually using a large bowl and one of my favorite pieces of kitchen equipment, a box grater. Maybe you use it for shredding cheese, but I use it for tomato sauce. And now for the magic. Take the cut side of the tomato. Place it on the coarse side of the box grater and just grate. You'll notice that the box grater's naturally peeling the tomato for you. Look at that. This is kind of incredible. All you're left with is this super-thin tomato skin. And all of that delicious tomato is in the bowl. And that's gonna be our sauce. Check it out. Because I'm using really ripe fresh tomatoes all I need is a little olive oil, salt, and pepper. [MUSIC] Some fresh aromatic basil. Look at that, spaghetti coated in the freshest tomato sauce possible. [MUSIC] [BLANK_AUDIO]
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