When I first moved in with my Italian husband (boyfriend at the time), I knew that I had big shoes to fill when it came to cooking. For years I attempted to make a good clean tomato sauce from scratch that would rival what he was use to. Only when I started using less ingredients and bringing the quality of the few ingredients I did use up, did my tomato sauce really start to come together.
San Marzano tomatoes is the first step to creating a delicious tomato sauce and it can be found in any grocery store in the canned tomato aisle. To me (and I believe to many others) they are the best type of tomato to cook with as they offer such great flavour. I also discovered that good quality olive oil could elevate your sauce to that next level as well. While it’s tempting to go for the less expensive, when it comes to making a tomato sauce, dip into your pantry and pull out the good stuff.