Homemade Tomato Sauce by the Forsythkid!

While I was roaming around on the internet recently, I came across a home-made tomato sauce recipe published on a blog site called The God’s Cake. The author is English and is named Michael, I think, he indicated he has recently returned from Korea. His recipe was listed as follows:

“800g Tinned Whole Plum Tomatoes or You(sic) own poached Tomatoes, peeled (around 9 tomatoes with juice, roughly chopped), 3 garlic cloves, 1 glass of red wine, 1 glass of chicken stock, 1 large onion, hand full of fresh thyme, 2 tsp of sugar,  salt and pepper to season.

First slice thinly the garlic and the onions and in a large pan with olive oil sauté until golden brown and soft, once done add the glass of wine and simmer for around 5 minutes, then add the sugar and a pinch of salt. Mix together until the sugar starts to thicken. Then add the tomatoes and stir. Simmer the mixture for a further 5 minutes and then stir in the chicken stock followed by a grind of pepper and salt. Bring the sauce to the boil and let it bubble for 5 minutes. Turn down the heat and simmer for 2 hours adding the thyme leaves. After set the sauce aside and let it cool at room temperature to capture all the flavors.”

I decided to give this one a go. I had most everything in stock. I was forced to go with a can of crushed tomatoes (its winter here), but was good to go on everything else.

Ingredients List:

1 15 oz can of crushed tomatoes

2 cloves garlic

10 oz red wine

15 oz can of chicken broth

½ large whole onion, sliced thin

1 tblsp dried thyme, dried basil

1 tsp sugar (I’m assuming white)

1 tblsp olive oil

Salt and pepper as needed

Cooks Notes: I was not sure how much a ‘glass of wine’ or ‘stock’ actually is as was specified in the original text, so I guessed on this. (The author later sent me a note saying it was 250 ml or a little over a cup US) I also guessed at the correct amount for the olive oil. Fresh thyme is also not available where I live, so I substituted some dried. At the last minute, I added some fresh mushrooms and dried oregano for the halibut.

I had a bit of this sauce with some spaghetti for lunch, just a little to test the taste. It was surprisingly good and I will want to make it again. I hope to publish a final personal actual recipe in a future blog after having a chance to adjust some of the ingredients more to my individual tastes! One thing I noted that I have not been able to figure out  is the slightly peppery taste. I did not use much black pepper at all, but that is the only source I can think of. Also, in case I didn’t mention it elsewhere, there was enough sauce for about four medium sized plates. So, if you do elect to make some for company make sure you scale the recipe accordingly.

A final note: I have done a video on this which is so-so, but does show how to make my version pretty well. I hope to also come up with a low sodium version of this sometime soon.

About forsythkid

I am just a simple man with a head full of sand who is currently residing in a small town called Forsyth Missouri. I enjoy hiking, camping and all things related to gardening. I rec’d my degree from SIU majoring in Biology many moons ago and still maintain a great interest in the study of all living things. My hobbies include meteorology, the Finnish language and inhabiting cyberspace whenever possible.
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2 Responses to Homemade Tomato Sauce by the Forsythkid!

  1. Michael says:

    this sounds like a great adaptation of my recipe (^-^)
    Stock I imagine is the same as your broth, its usual the chicken carcass boiled up with some root vegetable and then strained for the liquid. Don’t worry if you only have dried herbs, they will become hydrated once simmered in the sauce. Also, a glass is around 250ml.

    Great post,



    • forsythkid says:

      Thanks for your comment Michael. I had a blast making this and plan to do a You Tube video on it in the near future. You will get the appropriate credit of course. The video will show up on the Danomanno channel. Have a great day!


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