Portuguese Tomato Sauce

Portuguese Sauce
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Yield: 1 quart
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
54 Calories
0g Fat
12g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 605mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 20mg 99%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 411mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The Portuguese sauce is a hearty tomato sauce made with sautéed onions, garlic, tomato concassé and parsley.

Tomato concassé (pronounced "conk-a-SAY") is a fancy culinary term to describe tomatoes that have been peeled, seeded and roughly chopped.

This recipe calls for 1 quart of the classic tomato sauce, which is one of the five so-called mother sauces of the culinary arts. You could instead use 1 quart of basic tomato pasta sauce, which is easier to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 quart tomato sauce

  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion

  • 2 cups tomato concassé

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 dash kosher salt, or to taste

  • 1 dash freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, sauté the onions until they're translucent, about 5 minutes.​

  3. Add the tomatoes and garlic and continue to sauté until the tomatoes are soft, about 10 minutes.​

  4. Add the tomato sauce, bring to a simmer and reduce for about 10 minutes.​

  5. Season with the salt and pepper and serve right away.

  6. Serve and enjoy!