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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #126 on: June 03, 2013, 12:59:26 AM »
A few photos from a pizzeria in town that make a true Neapolitan Style pizza.  Is always surprises me that the sauce is just uncooked crushed SM tomatoes with a little salt. Of course, this is an oven that takes about four days to get completely hot. They never stop the burning wood until evening closing and even with that, the oven is still at 600 degrees in the morning. i really loved the pizza.

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« Reply #127 on: June 03, 2013, 01:00:50 AM »
the outside of the oven and i even stuck my phone into the oven for a very quick moment to get the photo. The Pizzaiolo, who has worked there for many years, knows how to cook the pizza without burning the crust. Again, i am always amazed at how little is added to the crushed SM tomatoes.
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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #128 on: June 03, 2013, 09:56:33 AM »
A few photos from a pizzeria in town that make a true Neapolitan Style pizza.  Is always surprises me that the sauce is just uncooked crushed SM tomatoes with a little salt.

Again, i am always amazed at how little is added to the crushed SM tomatoes.

How many times will you have to see this before you might consider opening to the possibility that this is the best method for Neapolitan pizza?
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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #129 on: June 03, 2013, 07:49:36 PM »
LOL... I am just going to keep doing research, eating pizza after pizza, to figure it out. I can see that this will be an on going study for me.

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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #130 on: June 22, 2013, 01:42:48 AM »
After talking with the Pizzaiolo/ Chefs, in some of the woof fire Pizzerias, it was explained to me that they just grind up the SM tomatoes in a processor and put them directly onto their pizza with a little Sea Salt. Since i had a can of CENTO tomatoes on my shelf, I decided to experiment with it on a smaller 8" pizza.  I only used the tomatoes and not the extra sauce / juice that was in the can.
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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #131 on: June 22, 2013, 01:50:20 AM »
CENOT SM tomatoes, Himalayan Pink Salt, Bella Rosano Whole Milk Mozzarella, Fresh Basil. I cooked the pizza in my home oven for 5 mins, so I had to put the Basil on the pizza at the very end. I might use less Basil next time. Over all, I like the pizza. I will keep experimenting with the SM tomatoes.

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« Reply #132 on: June 22, 2013, 01:55:20 AM »
I forgot that I had Pecorino Romano Cheese in my fridge. I meant to sprinkle a little bit onto the pizza. I wonder how that might add or take away from the flavor? Any thoughts on this? Thanks.

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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #133 on: June 22, 2013, 12:13:06 PM »
I forgot that I had Pecorino Romano Cheese in my fridge. I meant to sprinkle a little bit onto the pizza. I wonder how that might add or take away from the flavor? Any thoughts on this? Thanks.

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I don't know Tom...you're working with some really tasty tomatoes there and if it were me I'd just stick to the straight Mozz only.
That last pie was a beauty but I notice the Bella Rosano sure seems to melt/brown more like LM/PS. Not that it's a bad thing...just curious how the pizza would have been with a more lighter NY whitness to it. Is that cheese very salty Tom?
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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #134 on: June 22, 2013, 01:41:34 PM »
I am guessing that I could take the pizza out a little sooner and be ok, but I like the thin crispy crust and I like the taste of the browning on my cheese. Also, The Bella Rosano cheese is made just right, not too salty either. I even added some salt to the ground tomatoes.

Your right about the tomatoes, they do have a great flavor. I am so used to using Pizzaiolo by Stanislaus, that this was a nice change. I purchased a can of La Regino SM Tomatoes from a Pizzeria friend and I am waiting to try them. I have tried it at his Pizzeria and really enjoy them, but I want to see how they turn out in my home oven as opposed to their WFO.
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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #135 on: June 22, 2013, 03:26:06 PM »
I picked up this cheese today at Whole Foods. I will make a pizza tonight and see how it tastes with the ground CENTO SM Tomatoes.

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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #136 on: June 22, 2013, 04:06:25 PM »
I picked up this cheese today at Whole Foods. I will make a pizza tonight and see how it tastes with the ground CENTO SM Tomatoes.

I'd suggest cutting/tearing the balls into the size you want to use and then draining them on paper towels for a couple hours first. That's the cheese I use (though I buy the larger size), and it can be pretty wet sometimes.
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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #137 on: June 22, 2013, 05:38:14 PM »
Thanks Craig,

I planned on draining them and cutting them up, but never considered letting them dry out a bit. I'll give it a try.

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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #138 on: June 23, 2013, 02:49:38 AM »
Made a classic Margherita Pizza tonight with the CENTO tomatoes that I ground up and the Cheese that I showed in the photos above. Since I cooked it in my home oven at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, I added the fresh basil at the last 2 minutes so that it would not burn. I really enjoyed this pizza. All I added to the ground tomatoes was some salt. I will do this again for sure.

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« Reply #139 on: June 23, 2013, 02:50:06 AM »
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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #140 on: June 23, 2013, 08:49:46 AM »
Looks great Tom.
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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #141 on: July 18, 2013, 07:23:12 PM »
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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #142 on: July 20, 2013, 01:27:22 PM »
I found a can of CENTO tomatoes at Walmart for only 3.48 a can. Usually, I can only find them for around 4.99 a can. Also, in Top Foods, I have seen them sold in a glass jar instead of the can.  Does anyone think that makes a difference in the taste?? Thanks.

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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #143 on: September 01, 2013, 01:27:58 AM »
Didn't realize that these were grown in the U.S. until after I opened the can. They had a very nice taste, but I noticed that the tomatoes were very round shaped instead of the usual Pear shape that San Marzano Tomatoes are know for. I added some sugar, sea salt, and some dried basil.

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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #144 on: September 01, 2013, 01:30:27 AM »
Right on the label, but kind of tricky, IMO.

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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #145 on: September 01, 2013, 10:59:49 AM »
Update on my previous post in this thread.
I have found a wonderful product that I feel needs nothing added to make a GREAT pizza sauce.
I know I am late to the party :( , but better late than never :-D .
 

 
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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #146 on: September 01, 2013, 11:24:01 AM »
I also like CENTO. They are very tasty as well. Thanks for posting the link, I enjoy watching it.

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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #147 on: September 01, 2013, 09:57:07 PM »
Right on the label, but kind of tricky, IMO.
Tom....Yep, the 'ol most deceptive of the deceivers those guys...we've talked a lot about them, and ,yes, they do taste pretty darn good.


Mark....those are probably my favorites.  ;)
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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #148 on: September 01, 2013, 11:21:23 PM »
I use the Centos too. I've been able to find them the cheapest at Fairway Market - 2 cans/$6.  I add about a teaspoon or less of oregano, salt to taste, 2 tbspn red wine vinegar and 1 tbspn EVOO.  I use the stick blender to purée the whole tomatoes because I don't care for texture of hand crushing them, but its all a matter of preference.  I don't cook my pizza sauce, because I feel it cooks just enough on the pizza.  Mine take 6 minutes in the regular oven.  If I had a WFO, I probably would cook it a little since the pizzas aren't in there long.
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« Reply #149 on: September 02, 2013, 01:20:48 PM »
I use the Centos too. I've been able to find them the cheapest at Fairway Market - 2 cans/$6.  I add about a teaspoon or less of oregano, salt to taste, 2 tbspn red wine vinegar and 1 tbspn EVOO.  I use the stick blender to purée the whole tomatoes because I don't care for texture of hand crushing them, but its all a matter of preference.  I don't cook my pizza sauce, because I feel it cooks just enough on the pizza.  Mine take 6 minutes in the regular oven.  If I had a WFO, I probably would cook it a little since the pizzas aren't in there long.

I am going to have to try adding Red Wine Vinegar and some EVOO. Do you really notice a difference with the Red Wine Vinegar? Thanks.

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