Catholic Recipe: Plain Tomato Sauce
This is a basic meatless Italian tomato sauce. Sicilian in origin. This sauce be used over the Capelletti (Little Hats) on Epiphany Eve.
Sauté onion in oil in enamel or stainless steel saucepan until soft. Add tomato paste, strained tomatoes, and water. Stir until well blended, add seasonings, and cook uncovered over low flame until thick, about 1 hour. Enough for 1 pound any kind of pasta.Recipe Source: Mama Mia Italian Cookbook: The Home Book of Italian Cooking by Angela Catanzaro, Liveright Publishing Corporation, 1955