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Re: Trader Joe's Unsalted Crushed Plum Tomatoes
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2014, 12:28:49 AM »
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Re: Trader Joe's Unsalted Crushed Plum Tomatoes
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2014, 08:28:52 AM »
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Jonas,

Let me know if you try the recipe I use with Walmart crushed tomatoes or another sauce as to what you think.  As I posted, I am not exactly sure of the amounts of ingredients to use.

I will post about the Conte pizza sauce and if it tastes somewhat the same when using about the same ingredients in smaller amounts.

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Re: Trader Joe's Unsalted Crushed Plum Tomatoes
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2014, 10:00:41 AM »
If anyone is interested I did use November's MAE method, and the added extra ingredients I use to try to make the Furmanos Conte Heavy Pizza Sauce taste like the pizza sauce I use for market. I had wanted try it last evening but did not find time.  As can be seen in the link the Conte Heavy Pizza Sauce ingredients are crushed tomatoes, salt, citric acid, and basil.  The basil looks to my eyes, out in the sunlight, that is it is probably dried basil instead of fresh basil leaves that are in the Saporito pizza sauce. http://www.furmanosfs.com/product/heavy-pizza-sauce   

A smidgen mini-measuring spoon was used for the oregano, Greek oregano and the Italian seasonings.  About 2 red pepper flakes were added along with a part of a fresh crushed garlic clove with olive oil.  The ingredients were microwaved on high power 4 different times for 10 seconds over the course of about 1 1/2 minute.  About a teaspoon of the MAE mixture was added to the Conte Sauce.  Then a little Red Cow Parmesan cheese was added along with a couple crushed red pepper flakes, a tiny bit of sugar, a small amount of Italian seasonings, Greek oregano, regular oregano and a few pieces of Kosher salt.  The leftover Conte Heavy-pizza-sauce from market does taste a little bit tinnier than the regular sauce I normally use.  The Conte Heavy-pizza-sauce with the added ingredients using November's MAE method does taste okay, but I will wait until later today to see what it really tastes like. 

Some photos of the process.

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Re: Trader Joe's Unsalted Crushed Plum Tomatoes
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2014, 08:19:55 PM »
The Conte Pizza Sauce when doctored-up was good, but I think a little more garlic needed to be included in the MAE method.  I did add a little more Greek oregano after thinning the Conte Pizza Sauce a little.  This is what the Conte Pizza Sauce looked like before thinning with water and what it looked like on the pizza that was baked today.  I could not taste any tinny taste when the pizza was eaten.

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Re: Trader Joe's Unsalted Crushed Plum Tomatoes
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2015, 02:33:55 AM »
Thank You Norma.

i appreciate this post

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Re: Trader Joe's Unsalted Crushed Plum Tomatoes
« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2016, 02:24:51 PM »
Jonas,

I posted awhile ago the recipe I had used for my sauce for market at Reply 2 http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=9744.msg85554#msg85554 That was before I used November's MAE.  A pizza operator gave me that sauce recipe.  The market sauce I make now almost tastes exactly the same.

I now only use Saporito Super Heavy Pizza Sauce without the 7/11's. 

This is for a # 10 can and am not sure of the exact amounts of ingredients because I do not measure them accurately. 

Fillippo Berio Olive Oil for Sauteing & Grilling (less than a half cup, but enough to cover the bottom of a plastic container and the ingredients)  Probably any kind of light olive oil would work.

3-4 nice size fresh garlic cloves crushed with garlic press
  teaspoon of regular oregano
teaspoon of Greek oregano from Bova Foods
teaspoon Italian seasoning from the Country Store
pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

Microwave about 3 times at about 20 seconds on high

Add about 5 teaspoons of MAE to sauce.

Then I add about these ingredients or a little more:

teaspoon sugar
teaspoon Italian seasoning
teaspoon Greek Oregano
teaspoon regular oregano
about a little more than cup Red Cow Parmesan cheese
less than teaspoon sugar
pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
teaspoon Kosher salt

Let sit for a day.  I have to add a lot of water to the sauce before I actually use it. 

I am going to try the Conte Heavy Pizza Sauce to see if the above ingredients in smaller amounts make the Conte sauce taste the same.  I only have a little over pint of the Conte pizza sauce to try out.  The Conte pizza sauce really isn't heavy though.

Norma

Hi Norma,  for this recipe and using a # 10 can, you mention that you have to add a substantial amount of water.  Approx how much water are you adding? Another # 10 tin full? 
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Re: Trader Joe's Unsalted Crushed Plum Tomatoes
« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2016, 06:52:22 PM »
Hi Norma,  for this recipe and using a # 10 can, you mention that you have to add a substantial amount of water.  Approx how much water are you adding? Another # 10 tin full?

Carl,

I don't measure how much water that is added, but if I make a NY boardwalk style pizza sauce, the sauce is a little thinner and more water is added. If I sauce first, or make a Sicilian or a Detroit style pizza less water is added.  The good thing about not adding water to the whole #10 can is that it can be frozen very good and tastes fresh after it is frozen.

I would say to keep adding water and stirring until you have the consistency of pizza sauce you like.

If you would like me to link a video of me saucing a NY boardwalk style pizza and how thick the pizza sauce is I can do that.

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