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Plum Tomato Coulis (From Cool Foods For The Summer Months, 7-8/02)

Category
sauces
Cuisine
vegetarian
Source
Joe George
Prep Time
30 minutes
Number of Servings
1 quart
Ingredients
2 shallots, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil_
3 pounds plum tomatoes, diced_
1/4 cup white wine
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
6 large leaves fresh basil
Directions

Saute the shallots and garlic in olive oil until translucent but not browned.

Add the tomatoes, white wine, salt, pepper, and sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil, lower it to a simmer, and cook the tomatoes for 20-30 minutes. In batches, transfer the sauce to a blender and purEe until smooth. Strain the tomato coulis through a fine sieve, and if needed, finish the sauce with a pat or two of butter.