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Lesson Overview

Tomato sauce is one of the most important mother sauces and is an indispensable staple in many kitchens around the world. In Italian cuisine, tomato sauce is everything and there is absolutely no option but to make it from scratch. Once you know the fundamental skills for making an authentic vers…

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • describe the correct sequence for preparing tomato sauce
  • identify the key critical steps to developing the best flavor in a tomato sauce
  • explain why slicing garlic is preferable to chopping or pressing it
  • explain why tomato paste is used in tomato sauce
  • define passattuto and passatto
  • describe the three methods used to deseed tomatoes

Course Syllabus

START: Watch Lesson Platform Tour
1. Introduction: How to Make Tomato Sauce 3 mins
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment 2 mins
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3. Using Onions & Olive Oil in Tomato Sauce 4 mins
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4. Adding Garlic to Tomato Sauce 4 mins
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5. Adding Tomato Paste to Tomato Sauce 2 mins
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6. Choosing Tomatoes for Tomato Sauce 2 mins
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7. De-seeding Tomatoes for Tomato Sauce 3 mins
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8. Add Tomatoes & Simmering Tomato Sauce 1 min
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9. Seasoning & Finishing Tomato Sauce 60 mins
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10. Practice Activities & Recipes 45 mins
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11. Lesson Quiz 15 mins
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Finish Line 2 hrs 21 mins Total Time

Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this lesson.

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Default profile "Super lesson. You didn't leave anything out. The videos made it easy. Next time, however, I am going to only use half of the liquid from the San Marzano 28 oz cans. I prefer a thicker sauce. I hope it freezes well. Thanks, Jeff" ★★★★★
Default profile "We decided to leverage the tomato sauce per Rouxbe. The "mill" that we purchased did a poor job of removing the seeds from the tomatoes! This was unexpected. It is probably worth noting that the "mill" needs a decent tomato seed screen or something to this angle. We also followed the chicken parm recipe, and it was good. We look forward to learning more about how to add some more flavor to the sauce." ★★★★
Default profile "Again, this has helped fill in some gaps of knowledge for my cooking. For example, I have always covered my sauce to simmer instead of allowing for some evaporation. Because of this, my sauce was always a bit watery, so this has helped." ★★★★★
Default profile "I knew nothing about a tomato sauce...now I'm informed and anxious to try it out." ★★★★★
Default profile "The course was well presented and easy to follow and understand. The videos kept my attention and were very informative. I enjoyed learning how to make a really excellent tomato sauce." ★★★★★
Default profile "Great lesson very interesting." ★★★★
Default profile "Thank you for the lesson. I never knew tomato seeds had any flavor. It was good to see the brand of good tomatoes." ★★★★
Default profile "interesting a lot of info I didn't realize" ★★★★★
Default profile "This course was very simple and I felt good about my Chicken Parmegiano. I had hoped, however, to find more variety of seasoning options presented in the final video tutorial." ★★★★
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27 Videos | 11 Tasks
Task 1: Introduction: How to Make Tomato Sauce
Task 2: Complete Your Self Assessment
Task 3: Using Onions & Olive Oil in Tomato Sauce
Task 4: Adding Garlic to Tomato Sauce
Task 5: Adding Tomato Paste to Tomato Sauce
Task 6: Choosing Tomatoes for Tomato Sauce
Task 7: De-seeding Tomatoes for Tomato Sauce
Task 8: Add Tomatoes & Simmering Tomato Sauce

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