Portuguese Tomato Sauce Recipe

Portuguese Sauce
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Ratings (10)
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 1 Quart (8 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
48 Calories
0g Fat
11g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 Quart (8 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 48
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 31mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 2g
Calcium 49mg 4%
*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 of tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cups tomato concassé
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup parsley (chopped)
  • dash kosher salt (to taste)
  • dash pepper (to taste)

Steps to Make It

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

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

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

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