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Offline vidalia1

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Cook pizza sauce beforehand?
« on: February 26, 2015, 10:01:40 PM »
Long time lurker but I wanted to ask..when making pizza sauce do you cook the pizza sauce before making the pie. I usually use a high quality crushed tomatoes with garlic powder, oregano & basil w a little sugar and crushed red pepper flakes, a friend said I should then cook the sauce...I disagree...what do y'all do...

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Re: Cook pizza sauce beforehand?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2015, 11:28:13 PM »
No.
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2015, 11:33:33 PM »
Nope
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Re: Cook pizza sauce beforehand?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2015, 04:02:41 AM »
If you want it reduced, ie too watery, strainer, add back what you need to get it where you want, add desired spices and it'll cook on the pie, so no. If you want to bloom the spices add that to the strained liquid and nuke for a short 30-60 seconds, rest add back to sauce, if tomatoes are too chunky squish em of use a blender stick

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Re: Cook pizza sauce beforehand?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2015, 10:08:49 AM »
I don't cook sauce any longer, I find no need to.
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Offline theppgcowboy

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Re: Cook pizza sauce beforehand?
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2015, 12:34:55 PM »
It cooks when you cook the pie, no need to cook.

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Re: Cook pizza sauce beforehand?
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2015, 01:33:32 PM »
Unless you're making it from fresh tomatoes it's already been cooked once. Even when I make it from fresh tomatoes I don't cook though, except for the quick blanch to peel the skin.

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Re: Cook pizza sauce beforehand?
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2015, 01:52:48 PM »
I do. I make a full tomato sauce with sautéed onions and whole garlic cloves. Add herbs, salt pepper and tomatoes and let it simmer for 45 minutes. Then I let it cool off before I use it.
The better the sauce the better the compliments. And when it is for a potential customer, they are often wowed by the flavor of the sauce.

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Offline vidalia1

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Re: Cook pizza sauce beforehand?
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2015, 08:46:40 PM »
Thanks y'all. I am going to stick to not cooking mine for now.

Offline Gosseni

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Re: Cook pizza sauce beforehand?
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2015, 09:29:51 AM »
Negative. In fact my sauce is strained San Marzano tomato run through a food mill with a little salt.


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Re: Cook pizza sauce beforehand?
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2015, 09:55:03 AM »
For your reference, this subject has been discussed extensively.  Here, for example,  is a thread that began in 2006 and is still being updated.  So, far it is 12 pages long, with 233 replies.

Cooked vs Uncooked pizza sauce....
http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=3735.msg31158#msg31158



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Re: Cook pizza sauce beforehand?
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2015, 10:06:39 AM »
There is a "right" answer to this question: try it both ways and do whichever you like best.
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Re: Cook pizza sauce beforehand?
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2015, 11:13:31 AM »
I do only to marry the minced garlic and basil etc I do reduce since I add red wine to my sauce.

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Re: Cook pizza sauce beforehand?
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2015, 05:32:10 PM »
I use both cooked and uncooked. I like both, and I get compliments for both. Personally I prefer the flavour of my cooked sauce

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Re: Cook pizza sauce beforehand?
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2015, 06:56:33 PM »
One of my favorite LA pizza places recently switched to cooking their sauce and it was a step backwards IMO.
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Re: Cook pizza sauce beforehand?
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2015, 11:47:43 PM »
There is a "right" answer to this question: try it both ways and do whichever you like best.

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Re: Cook pizza sauce beforehand?
« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 01:41:02 PM »
One of my favorite LA pizza places recently switched to cooking their sauce and it was a step backwards IMO.

Which place?

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« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 03:25:37 PM »
I don't want to bite the hand that sells me flour periodically :-D
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