Tomato Sauce

Preparation info

  • Approximately

    2 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Feast Made for Laughter

A Feast Made for Laughter

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1982

  • About


  • 2 large ripe tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • ½ bay leaf
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme, or ½ teaspoon dried


    1. Spear the stem end of the tomatoes, one at a time, with a two-pronged fork. Dip into boiling water for about 9 seconds. Remove and pull away the peel with a paring knife. Pare away the stem end. Chop the tomatoes coarsely.
    2. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the onion. Cook until onion is wilted and add the tomatoes and remaining ingredients. Simmer about 5 minutes. If fresh thyme sprigs are used, discard them and discard the bay leaf.