The Mother Sauce Series: Tomato sauce

The Mother Sauce Series: Tomato sauce

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Tomato sauce is probably the most recognizable of the 5 mother sauces. It’s very similar to pasta or pizza sauce, but there are a few differences, as you’ll see.
Base: tomatoes (fresh, pureed, stewed, etc.)
Thickening agent: roux, reduction, or puree
Common seasonings: salt, pepper, garlic, mirepoix, sugar, salt pork
Typically paired with: pasta, vegetables, veal, chicken, polenta

Classic tomato sauce

Classic tomato sauce

Tomato sauce is the basis for other sauces such as Provençale and Spanish sauce. Keep an eye out for more delicious sauce recipes from Kitchen Stories!