The Best Brick Oven Pizza Sauce
You can use canned San Marzano tomatoes (Pomodori Pellati) to create a wonderful, and simple wood fired pizza tomato base. Use a potato masher or a hand-crank food mill to get a good sauce consistency. Don’t use a food processor or hand mixer, as those will break the seeds and give your sauce a bitter flavor. If you are using a brick wood fired pizza oven, you should not cook the sauce. The hot oven will cook the sauce perfectly. If you are using a Pizza Stone in your oven, you might want to try cooking the sauce first. Try it both ways to see what you like.
Smashed Tomato Sauce
1 can (28 oz) San Marzano tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil or 2 tablespoons of fresh basil
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar or lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil – don’t forget to swirl excellent extra virgin olive oil on your pizza right before you put it in the oven
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