Making simple Italian dishes is much more exciting than making pasta and pizza. There are so much more variety in the ingredients and the way the dishes are cooked. Tomato is a great base for sauces but it also goes great with other ingredients. Pasta and beans make great bases for tomato sauces, but they can also be eaten with meat and vegetables as well. I love to mix them all up and have people coming for dinner and leaving with an amazing tasting meal that they will never forget.
The base of most tomato sauces is tomato sauce, which is made from crushed tomatoes and onions. Most tomato sauces are made with onions, but you can use all different varieties of onions. When using onions, be sure not to roast or steam the onions. The steam will release the flavor and will also release any bad odors. You want to have the most flavorful sauce possible, not the least bit spicy.
Another ingredient that is commonly used to make pasta and pizza is wine. If you have a good bottle of wine, you can use it in your tomato sauce and create some of the most delicious dishes you have ever had. You can also find excellent wine in wine racks at your local grocery store. You will be able to have your favorite wine at your dinner table.
Another ingredient that is commonly used in Italian dishes is meat. It may seem weird to add meat to pasta and pizza, but it adds a unique flavor to the dish. Most Italian recipes call for meat or seafood. Some pasta dishes may even call for sausage or ham. So, if you like these meats, be sure to add them to your tomato sauce.
Along with the meat or seafood, another popular ingredient is wine. You can use wine as the dominant flavor in your pasta dishes or you can combine meat with wine to make a sauce. The key is to have just enough wine to cover the meat or seafood. If you have too much wine, the pasta may dry out instead of cooking. Remember that less is definitely more when it comes to pasta and tomato sauces.
Along with the meat and wine, you need to come up with a tasty sauce to top off all of your delicious dishes. There are hundreds of recipes for this all-time favorite Italian dish. Just use your imagination. Try making a pasta sauce that is zesty with garlic and sea salt. You can also create a savory broth with chicken or beef bones. Making simple Italian dishes can be a snap if you know what ingredients you need and how to combine them.