Improbable Tomato Sauce that Sounds Too Simple to Work and Other Sunday Afternoon Stuff

  • 28 ounces canned plum tomatoes, with their juices and torn apart by hand
  • 1 yellow onion, don’t worry about its size
  • 5 T unsalted butter
  • Salt to taste

This is a recipe that the well versed tomato sauce maker will look at and scoff. I didn’t believe it but it came from a Marcella Hazan (her name be praised) cookbook so it was invested with hours upon years of good will, so I gave it a try. In one sense it’s amazing. In another it’s a disappointment.

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