MAIN STREET IN GEORGETOWN, COLORADO.
BASIL TOMATO SAUCE
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, 3 garlic cloves, peeled andfinely sliced,
2 pounds large roma tomatoes peeled, and sliced, 6 basil leaves, torn, 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed fresh
red pepper, salt and freshly ground black pepper.
the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and brown it slowly.
stir the tomatoes into the oil and garlic. Add the basil and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and
pepper. Increase the heat and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until the tomatoes are a chunky sauce. Serve immediately.
ITALIAN FRESH TOMATO SAUCE
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, 4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced,
1 medium onion, finely chopped, 3 pounds red plum tomatoes, washed, seeded, and chopped, salt, 6 basil leaves, torn,
1teaspoon chopped fresh oregano, or to taste.
the oil in a large skillet over medium heat and stir in the garlic. Cook gently for 1 to 2 minutes without browning, and then
stir in the onion and cook for 2 minutes , until onion has softened. Add tomatoes and sprinkle with salt, stir in the basil
and cook until mixture bubbles. Cook for 4to 6 minutes , or until the tomatoes are tender. Stir in the oregano and cook for
one minute longer.
Serve it immediately or if you prefer
a smooth sauce, process it in a blender or a food processor, then reheat it before serving.
CALZONE WITH TOMATOES AND SLICED PROSCIUTTO
1 TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL, 1 MEDIUM ONION, FINELY CHOPPED, 1 CLOVE GARLIC, MINCED, 1 CUP ( 8 OUNCE) RICOTTA
CHEESE , 1/3 CUP CHOPPED TOMATOES, 2 TABLESPOONS CHOPPED FRESH PARSLEY, 1/4 POUND SLICED PROSCUTTO-CUT INTO STRIPS,
2 CUPS , ( 1/2 POUND), SHEDDED WHOLE MILK MOZZARELLA CHEESE, CORNMEAL FOR BAKING SHEET , OLIVE OIL
DIVIDE DOUGH INTO
2 EQUAL PORTIONS, ROLL EACH HALF OUT ON A FLOURED SURFACE TO A 12 INCH CIRCLE & SPREAD HALF OF THE RICOTTA FILLING
OVER HALF OF EACH CIRCLE OF DOUGH, LEAVING ABOUT 1/2 INCH MARGIN.
SPRINKLE HALF OF EACH CIRCLE WITH HALF
OF THE PROSCIUTTO STRIPS AND 1 CUP OF THE MOZZARELLA CHEESE. FOLD CIRCLES IN HALVES OVER THE FILLING, MOISTENING AND PINCHING
EDGES TOGETHER TO SEAL. PREHEAT THE OVEN TO 45- F. SPRINKLE A LARGE GREASED BAKING SHEET LIGHTLY WITH CORNMEAL. PLACE CAKZONE
WELL APART ON PREPARED BAKING SHEET. LET RISE UNTIL PUFFY. ( 12 TO 15 MINUTES). BRUSH TOPS LIGHTLY WITH OLIVE OIL, THEN SERVE