A Q about a recipe: Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter

okay to use plum tomatoes? and they need their skins removed, too?

  • Posted by: fuhsi
  • August 7, 2011


Helen's A. August 8, 2011
I've made this several times, usually with whatever variety of tomato I have on hand. All versions are wonderful!
Kristen M. August 7, 2011
Yes, I think ripe plum tomatoes are actually considered ideal sauce tomatoes -- our farmers market just had those amazing beefsteaks that I couldn't resist.

This is what Marcella calls for: "fresh, ripe plum tomatoes (or other varieties, if they are equally ripe and truly fruity, not watery)".
fuhsi August 7, 2011
Okay! will do, and thank you, sdebrango, and Amanda too, for her video- think it's a great idea to show in motion...
sdebrango August 7, 2011
I use plum tomatoes all the time and always remove the skins. This recipe sounds great!
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