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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #200 on: December 05, 2013, 01:33:46 PM »
Thanks Nate....I'm never far away...  >:D
I'm going to check out the Giordano's improvements you were telling me about....I really can't eat too much pizza just yet(diet) but a small deep dish once in awhile never killed nobody..... ;)
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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #201 on: December 05, 2013, 02:34:44 PM »
Thanks Nate....I'm never far away...  >:D
I'm going to check out the Giordano's improvements you were telling me about....I really can't eat too much pizza just yet(diet) but a small deep dish once in awhile never killed nobody..... ;)

Change to part skim cheese.  Much healthier.  And switch to pizza with less to no oil (NY, V&Ns).
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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #202 on: December 05, 2013, 03:11:07 PM »
I'd crush them in my hand into a bowl, add some fresh crushed garlic, salt and pepper, then stir...

Done.
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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #203 on: January 08, 2014, 01:59:36 AM »
Tried a can of Sclafani San Marzano Tomatoes. I was disappointed in that they were not that sweet for the high price. Either i had an old can or that crop was not sweet. I do NOT plan on purchasing them again any time soon.

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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #204 on: January 08, 2014, 08:35:39 AM »
Tom,

I think if you tried this kind of Sclafani Crushed Tomatoes you might change you mind about Sclafani tomatoes.  They were not expensive.

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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #205 on: January 08, 2014, 09:15:50 AM »
I agree with Norma. As far as I know there is no relationship between the two Sclafani tomatoes. The one Norma pictured is a domestic product. The couple cans I tried were probably the sweetest tomato I've ever tasted out of a can. It was a darker sweetness than I usually get in a tomato - like hints of brown sugar or molasses. I don't use much crushed tomato, but if I did and these were available locally, it's probably what I'd use.
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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #206 on: January 08, 2014, 09:21:10 AM »
I agree with Norma.  Sorry if I've said this already, but the Sclafanis that Norma posted are from NJ.  Don Pepino is based out of NJ (jersey tomatoes  ;D).  I believe the Sclafani San Marzanos that you used, Tom are from CT.

I find that San Marzanos that I use periodically are a crapshoot.  Sometimes they're good sometimes not.  I used a can of Cento Organic San Marzanos yesterday and they were delicious.  I guess it depends on the crop.
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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #207 on: January 08, 2014, 06:37:22 PM »
the two Sclafani's, as far as I know, are not related in any way. I use and recommend the NJ Sclafani's, have been for years and have turned other members on to them. The other Sclafani is headquartered in CT., they sell a complete line of Italian foods, and I believe all their tomatoes are imported.
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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #208 on: January 09, 2014, 04:51:33 PM »
It is very confusing when trying to purchase Sclafani Tomatoes. However, I will look for the ones that are from NJ. Thank you all for the feedback.

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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #209 on: January 09, 2014, 05:15:24 PM »
It is very confusing when trying to purchase Sclafani Tomatoes. However, I will look for the ones that are from NJ. Thank you all for the feedback.

TomN

The crushed Sclafani tomatoes you want are in ribbed (for your enjoyment) cans.  Notice the picture that Norma posted.  I bought some this week at Walmart for $1.54

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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #210 on: January 09, 2014, 05:26:01 PM »
The crushed Sclafani tomatoes you want are in ribbed (for your enjoyment) cans.  Notice the picture that Norma posted. I bought some this week at Walmart for $1.54
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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #211 on: January 10, 2014, 01:58:44 AM »
The crushed Sclafani tomatoes you want are in ribbed (for your enjoyment) cans.  Notice the picture that Norma posted.  I bought some this week at Walmart for $1.54

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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #212 on: January 12, 2014, 09:47:26 AM »
 I've been using Sclafini crushed for a few years.  Recently, I hand crushed a can of Sclafani whole peeled tomatoes and added enough Saporito sauce to get the right consistency.  Added a bit of oregano and some garlic oil.  It was the best sauce I've ever made.  I divide a #10 of Saporito into deli containers.  It freezes well.
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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #213 on: January 13, 2014, 07:45:28 PM »
Just made a marinara with this brand from World Market.  I always favor Cento, but these might be even better.

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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #214 on: January 15, 2014, 02:53:23 PM »
I've been using Sclafini crushed for a few years.  Recently, I hand crushed a can of Sclafani whole peeled tomatoes and added enough Saporito sauce to get the right consistency.  Added a bit of oregano and some garlic oil.  It was the best sauce I've ever made.  I divide a #10 of Saporito into deli containers.  It freezes well.

Thank you for sharing. I am going to give this a try soon. I have not ever tried garlic oil?

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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #215 on: January 15, 2014, 05:01:33 PM »
Thank you for sharing. I am going to give this a try soon. I have not ever tried garlic oil?

The garlic subtle.  I heat a smashed clove in an 1/8th cup of olive oil and let it steep.  I add about a tsp of the oil per can of tomatoes.  Now that I think about it, I also added a couple of finely chopped basil leaves.
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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #216 on: January 21, 2014, 10:25:25 AM »
Give the Mutti Pelati Mediterranei a try, for me the best i have ever had.


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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #217 on: January 30, 2014, 01:08:57 PM »
Give the Mutti Pelati Mediterranei a try, for me the best i have ever had.

Can you post a picture of the can? Thanks.

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I had problems purchasing the right Sclafani brand, so a picture is always hepful.

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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #218 on: January 30, 2014, 04:35:37 PM »
Can you post a picture of the can? Thanks.

TomN
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I had problems purchasing the right Sclafani brand, so a picture is always hepful.
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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #219 on: January 31, 2014, 11:53:45 AM »
Bob,

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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #220 on: February 02, 2014, 05:25:39 PM »
Hey Tom and others, thanks first of all for the thread and research.

I tend to lean toward a simple, canned/peeled whole tomato sauce, with the tomatoes usually removed from the puree for milling, and then I discard the puree (unless the puree tastes sweet and clean to me, and doesn't seem too watery).

However, as I try to up my pizza game in my sad, normal home oven, I have been going over as many of the threads here as I can.  I also noticed on Jeff Varasano's lovingly written page(http://www.varasanos.com/PizzaRecipe.htm)  that he will occasionally rinse his canned tomatoes to cleanse them of the bitter acid and thereby increase the overall sweetness.

Do any of you guys do that?  Any luck with it?  And if so, do you mind explaining the process? I admit I am slightly confused by his description.  I imagine he takes the tomatoes and discards the puree.  He puts the whole tomatoes in a fine mesh strainer, discarding whatever liquid drains from the tomatoes.  Then he pours fresh water on top of the tomatoes, doing this two or three times until the water that comes through the strainer is no longer bitter?

But won't the tomatoes lose their flavor if he keeps dumping water on them?

Anyway, interesting thread.  Thanks.
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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #221 on: February 10, 2014, 10:40:00 AM »
Some people simmer the tomatoes and some people use them uncooked-What's the best method? Also, Blended or hand crushed? Add stuff, don"t add stuff?
What's the best course of action?
Thanks!

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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #222 on: February 10, 2014, 10:51:51 AM »
Some people simmer the tomatoes and some people use them uncooked-What's the best method? Also, Blended or hand crushed? Add stuff, don"t add stuff?
What's the best course of action?
Thanks!
you will find most people on here do a no cook sauce. I use whole tomatos (canned) with a can of tomato paste. Fennel seed basil and oregano pepper and salt.
Depends on the type of pizza you want. NP pizza just adds salt.

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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #223 on: February 24, 2014, 11:21:59 PM »
This recipe borrows from November's microwave extraction concept and a basic Neapolitan-style pizza sauce and it's the tastiest one I've ever made.

Here's my recipe:

28 oz can Wal Mart crushed tomatoes or equivalent
¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper
½ tsp salt
1 tsp oregano
1 TB of olive oil
1/2 clove garlic or ½ of a Dorot frozen garlic cube or ¼ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp ground fennel (optional)

Put the olive oil and all the spices into a small microwave-safe container such as a ramekin or a coffee cup.  Ensure that all the spices are wet from being covered in olive oil.  Microwave the mixture for 30 seconds at 50% power.   

Pour the oil/spice mix into a container with the tomatoes.  Close the container and shake the heck out of it.  It is ready to serve immediately,  but it is better if refrigerated overnight.  Apply to pizza when sauce has reached room temperature.


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Re: If I gave you a can of Peeled Tomatoes? How would you make pizza sauce?
« Reply #224 on: March 13, 2014, 01:47:25 AM »
I had a margarita pizza at a Pizzeria that make an Authentic Margherita Pizza.  Love it!!!   i asked if I could purchase a can of the tomatoes that they use in the Pomodoro sauce. He gave me two cans of their tomatoes. The can on the right is ground up very fine and they only add salt to it to make a true Pomodoro sauce. The pizza was thin and amazing. A pizza that you had to eat on the spot as it does not travel well. Can wait to try these at home. However, i will have a very hard time finding these tomatoes again.