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Offline Pizza De Puta

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Anybody Try San Marzano?
« on: July 21, 2012, 05:41:20 PM »
At the seminar at Mugniani, they used Strianese Organic canned tomatoes by San Marzono to make their pizza sauce.  Surprisingly, nothing else was added, just walked through a food processor and reduced to sauce consistency.  Very favorful.
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Re: Anybody Try San Marzano?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012, 05:43:37 PM »
Strianese is the brand. San Marzano is the variety of tomato.

Do a search, and you will find 100's if not 1000's of posts on the subject of San Marzano tomatoes.

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Re: Anybody Try San Marzano?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2012, 07:06:19 PM »
At the seminar at Mugniani, they used Strianese Organic canned tomatoes by San Marzono to make their pizza sauce.  Surprisingly, nothing else was added, just walked through a food processor and reduced to sauce consistency.  Very favorful.

Hello Pizza De Puta,

I was told by several different Pizzeria owners/cooks, to NOT blend or put your San Marzono Tomatoes through a food processor. The seeds can give off a bitter taste to your sauce. It is better to smash them with a potatoe masher, etc.. i am sure everyone has their opinion, but I thought I would pass this on to you.

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Re: Anybody Try San Marzano?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2012, 02:59:07 PM »
I first learned from Mario Batali to squish them by hand and then squish some more. I love playing with my food!!!!!!

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Re: Anybody Try San Marzano?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2012, 01:37:20 AM »
hello Pizza De Puta,

let me start by saying that Mark is correct. I was told by many Pizzeria owners to never blend your San Marzano Tomatoes, but to only smash them down with a potato masher. The reason is that the seeds that are chopped up by a blender or food processor can make the sauce have a bitter taste. Also, I too, have found that most Pizzerias do not add anything to the crushed San Marzano Tomates other than to sprinkle some sea salt over the crushed tomatoes after they are spread around the pizza dough.

TomN
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Re: Anybody Try San Marzano?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2012, 01:39:21 AM »
Often,  I make a white pizza. I normally use Roma Tomatoes, but this time I tried using San Marzano Tomatoes.
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Re: Anybody Try San Marzano?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2012, 01:43:35 AM »
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Re: Anybody Try San Marzano?
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2012, 01:46:49 AM »
IMO, the San Marzano tomatoes can make a great sauce, but I like the Roma Tomatoes on top of my white pizza better. But just like all the beers that I try in my dough recipe, I just had to try it.

TomN