Uncle Steve's Sauce
This is the modified raw version of my dad’s famous pasta sauce. I have 75+ cousins who call my dad “Uncle Steve” and request his sauce at family gatherings. He usually makes a few gallons at a time and jars it (that’s what is in the picture). He gives his jars of sauce as gifts and to anyone he loves a whole lot – that’s why I used to get so much. :) I have pared down the quantities quite a bit though. This sauce is so flavorful and delicious, that I am so glad I don’t have to do without even though I am raw now!!!
4 Roma Tomatoes
½ cup Sun Dried Tomatoes, Soaked
1½ tablespoon Sciabica Fresh Pressed Olive Oil
6 leaves Fresh Basil
1 clove Garlic
1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning (oregano, rosemary, thyme, sage, etc.)
½ teaspoon Cinnamon
¼ teaspoon Ground Cloves
1 teaspoon Red Wine or Red Wine Vinegar (optional)
Blend all of the above in a food processor and enjoy!!
You can add the fresh tomatoes first or last, depending on how chunky you like your sauce. I like to let the sauce sit a while before I eat it to let all of the flavors meld together.