Sauce, it is my life! I love marinara pie, my fav is a neo pie in WFO with a bit more sauce than usually found on a neo pie.
I have spent my entire life finding the perfect sauce. Here it is.
Hand crushed Cento San Marzano tomatoes
That’s it. And it is the best. I am a garlic whore, and took much bravery for me to finally not put garlic in my sauce for a neo pie. Sometimes I will roast garlic and put slices of it on the pie, but never again in the sauce. Why? Simply put, garlic hides the flavor of the tomatoes.
But……I love garlic. Great pizza is about balancing things out. I still am learning this every time I cook.
The only thing I do to kick this sauce up is during the summer when we have fresh roma tomatoes from the garden, I will boil and strain the tomatoes and add them to the san marzanno, or if I have enough will skip the canned and only use the fresh romas.
Anyway, that’s my recipe (actually not mine) but the one I use for my neo pies.
If making a NY pie, I do all sorts of crazy stuff to the sauce and dough, always good stuff, but never as good as the neo version with the sauce recipe above.
If I am doing a down and dirty oven pie using cheap canned tomoatoes, yeah, I will add sugar, all sorts of fresh herbs, garlic, the works. Good stuff.
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