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Pizza Ovens => Sauces => Topic started by: gregbooras on March 17, 2015, 04:36:00 PM

Title: My No Cook Pizza Sauce
Post by: gregbooras on March 17, 2015, 04:36:00 PM
Pizza Sauce – Not Cooked

Ingredients (Makes enough for 3 pizzas) – Revised 1/17/2015

Yield: 14 oz. of sauce (1.5 cups), enough for 3 12″ thin crust pizzas. Place 4.5 oz. of sauce in 3 baggies for storage, freeze for later use.

1 28oz can Nina San Marzano (Costco)
1/8 t granulated garlic powder or small clove grated
¼ t sea salt
¼ t Black Pepper   
½ t Oregano
1/8 t Crushed Red Pepper   

The garlic flavor will get stronger if sits overnight. Adjust to your preference.

Directions

Place fine strainer over large bowl, open the cans of tomatoes and add them to the strainer. Remove the basil, remove the area where the stem connects to the tomatoes and hand crush the tomatoes. Allow the tomatoes to drain for about 30 minutes, stirring once in a while.
Move the tomatoes into another bowl and mash with a potato masher until completely broken up. Next with the left over juice add enough until you have 14 oz. of sauce. 
Combine tomato pulp, garlic, salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper and oregano and mix well.
Allow the sauce to sit covered in the refrigerator for at least one hour; the sauce will taste better the next day. Freeze any extra sauce. 
•   Note I like to make a large batch at one time and freeze, normally quadruple the recipe.
Title: Re: My No Cook Pizza Sauce
Post by: SuperDave on April 08, 2015, 06:50:57 PM
Greg,
28 oz. by weight but 14 oz. by volume?  Which recipe do you use more often, this one or the cooked one?
Title: Re: My No Cook Pizza Sauce
Post by: gregbooras on April 08, 2015, 09:21:35 PM
Greg,
28 oz. by weight but 14 oz. by volume?  Which recipe do you use more often, this one or the cooked one?

Dave,

For years I used the cooked method, but have gone to the no cook. It produces a redder sauce that have more natural flavor. You will notice the lack of seasonings in the no cook, this way you really taste the tomatoes.

Also the Nina San Marzano are from Italy, their tomatoes are more sweet and you don't need to add sugar like you would with the ones we produce in the US.

Greg
Title: Re: My No Cook Pizza Sauce
Post by: elkins20 on July 20, 2015, 11:57:58 PM
Hey Greg why would you remove the basil? We always put it in along with the oregano and the rest of your spices.
Title: Re: My No Cook Pizza Sauce
Post by: gregbooras on July 21, 2015, 01:44:01 PM
Hey Greg why would you remove the basil? We always put it in along with the oregano and the rest of your spices.

Hey Bill,

I remove the basil because it is a full leaf, I think it still has some of the flavor since it was canned with it.

Greg
Title: Re: My No Cook Pizza Sauce
Post by: elkins20 on July 21, 2015, 03:03:32 PM
Hey Greg,
       That makes a little more sense. When I was growing it we would pick it in the summer and then cut it up. After it dried for winter use would just crumble it. So this is in a canned sauce? Sorry my mistake.
Title: Re: My No Cook Pizza Sauce
Post by: gregbooras on July 21, 2015, 03:05:02 PM
Hey Greg,
       That makes a little more sense. When I was growing it we would pick it in the summer and then cut it up. After it dried for winter use would just crumble it. So this is in a canned sauce? Sorry my mistake.

Hey Bill,

No worries, some folks would leave it in the sauce!

Greg
Title: Re: My No Cook Pizza Sauce
Post by: elkins20 on July 21, 2015, 03:07:18 PM
Yes, as is a mild flavor unless you get the Italian basil. Then the leaves are larger and have a more pungent flavor. Hard to explain without tasting it. I lost my seeds for the Italian version with the divorce.  :-\
Title: Re: My No Cook Pizza Sauce
Post by: icebob on March 18, 2016, 08:59:19 AM
This is an old topic but tried this sauce yesterday on a New York style and it is awesome, this will become my go to sauce from now on...
Title: Re: My No Cook Pizza Sauce
Post by: gregbooras on March 18, 2016, 09:08:52 AM
This is an old topic but tried this sauce yesterday on a New York style and it is awesome, this will become my go to sauce from now on...

Hey Bob,

I am glad you liked it!

Greg
Title: Re: My No Cook Pizza Sauce
Post by: icebob on March 18, 2016, 08:07:52 PM
Here's the pie... getting used to my Blackstone oven...
Title: Re: My No Cook Pizza Sauce
Post by: gregbooras on March 18, 2016, 08:17:22 PM
Here's the pie... getting used to my Blackstone oven...

Bob,

That is a pie you can really be proud of and it looks super tasty!

The charring looks great, excellent job.

Greg
Title: Re: My No Cook Pizza Sauce
Post by: icebob on March 18, 2016, 09:39:30 PM
launched it at 780f and cooked for about 2 minutes..... this was with an emergency dough room temp fermented for 2 hrs, but the real game changer was your sauce.... tasty and simple... was trying too hard with the sauce before I guess...
Title: Re: My No Cook Pizza Sauce
Post by: RG on May 07, 2016, 11:49:26 AM
I am in the process of making the no cook sauce now! I am sure it's going to be great, Greg KNOWS pizza ;)
Title: Re: My No Cook Pizza Sauce
Post by: gregbooras on May 08, 2016, 07:03:49 PM
Hey Jason,

Thanks for the kind words, like most recipes, everyone has their own take on what they are looking for in taste and texture.

I hope you like it!

Greg
Title: Re: My No Cook Pizza Sauce
Post by: RG on May 09, 2016, 11:05:53 AM
Hey Jason,

Thanks for the kind words, like most recipes, everyone has their own take on what they are looking for in taste and texture.

I hope you like it!

Greg

Greg, I didn't like it all, sorry.

I LOVED IT!!!! Like doesn't come close to how much I LOVE that stuff :) It was just what I was looking for. I am actually freezing a quart of it to take to a buddy in New Orleans when I see him Thursday. He saw the pictures of the pies I made with it and loved the way it looked. I will be making more of this again, that's for damn sure! Thanks for posting this recipe. It will be my go to from now on. I have a few others that I like but this was a nice change of pace. Glad I have it in the recipe vault for sure :)
Title: Re: My No Cook Pizza Sauce
Post by: BedouinBob on May 09, 2016, 01:07:08 PM
Nice looking pie Bob! I especially like the No Smoking sign in the Blackstone picture.  :P
Title: Re: My No Cook Pizza Sauce
Post by: gregbooras on May 15, 2016, 04:41:23 PM
Hey Jason,

Thanks for the kind words, like most recipes, everyone has their own take on what they are looking for in taste and texture.

I hope you like it!

Greg

Greg, I didn't like it all, sorry.

I LOVED IT!!!! Like doesn't come close to how much I LOVE that stuff :) It was just what I was looking for. I am actually freezing a quart of it to take to a buddy in New Orleans when I see him Thursday. He saw the pictures of the pies I made with it and loved the way it looked. I will be making more of this again, that's for damn sure! Thanks for posting this recipe. It will be my go to from now on. I have a few others that I like but this was a nice change of pace. Glad I have it in the recipe vault for sure :)

Jason,

Glad you like the sauce, I worked on this version for years and I think it is about as good as it gets.

Greg
Title: Re: My No Cook Pizza Sauce
Post by: RG on September 16, 2016, 03:47:07 PM
I am resurrecting this topic yet again. The first time I made this sauce was with a big can of San Marzano tomatoes that I had in the pantry from one of my Restaurant Depot runs and it was excellent. The last time I made the sauce it was using Cento from Wal Mart. It was not nearly as good. I haven't been to RD in ages so I am using the same tomatoes that Greg used in the recipe listed. Nina from Costco. I hope I can reproduce the magic from the first batch!
Title: Re: My No Cook Pizza Sauce
Post by: Meatball on February 18, 2017, 11:59:07 AM
Very good recipe for sauce. I let it sit for about a week and the flavor was excellent. Thank you Greg!
Title: Re: My No Cook Pizza Sauce
Post by: Grady on August 01, 2018, 02:04:34 PM
Greg, I tried out your sauce recipe. My nina's didn't come with any basil. I bought some off of Amazon. I got the whole "organic" tomatoes not in puree. So, I'm sure that made a difference in taste??
Title: Re: My No Cook Pizza Sauce
Post by: gregbooras on August 01, 2018, 02:07:59 PM
Greg, I tried out your sauce recipe. My nina's didn't come with any basil. I bought some off of Amazon. I got the whole "organic" tomatoes not in puree. So, I'm sure that made a difference in taste??
I have never seen the Organic at our store, so not sure on taste difference.
Best Greg
Title: Re: My No Cook Pizza Sauce
Post by: Grady on August 01, 2018, 02:39:47 PM
So you do use the puree instead of just the whole?
Title: Re: My No Cook Pizza Sauce
Post by: RG on April 25, 2019, 06:07:24 PM
So you do use the puree instead of just the whole?

I'll answer this question, even though it's been a long time since asked, lol. You take the whole tomatoes and crush them through a sifter and let drain as Greg instructs in his recipe. Once you get all of the pulp and juice separated, you then mix them back in to a ratio that you want your sauce to be (thin or thick) and add spices and let chill for the flavors to marry. I will be making some soon as I just had another pizza oven delivered. It's on the porch as I type this, talk about timing! :P
Title: Re: My No Cook Pizza Sauce
Post by: gregbooras on April 28, 2019, 08:08:24 AM
Jason is correct.

Also while I most of the time make my sauce I have found two excellent sauces that I now use for my pizza and my pasta.

The first and my favorite is Botticellie - Marinara Premium Pasta Sauce (made in Italy). Ingredients are Italian Tomatoes, EVO, Sunflower Oil, Onions, Garlic, Basil, Sea Salt and Black Pepper. Cost is around $5.00 for 24 oz.

Also really good is Raos Marinara Sauce - Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce features a proprietary blend of sweet, imported Italian tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, onions, basil, garlic, black pepper, salt, and oregano. Each 32 oz. jar uses only the freshest ingredients that are free from preservatives and additives. The sauce is a bit thinner, but still tastes great. Cost is around $8.00 for 32 oz.

Best Greg