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Learn how to make spaghetti sauce and spaghetti - How to Make Spaghetti Sauce Part 1
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Hi, I’m Tom Popatis, you might have seen me before as a Firehouse chef. Today, I’m in my home. We’re going to be making a spaghetti dinner; essentially we’re going to cover making a spaghetti sauce. If you have seen on monkeysee.com before, I actually did a segment on making homemade Italian sausage. We’re going to be using my sausage today to make spaghetti sauce. We’re going to show you how to boil pasta. A couple of little tricks to make it easier for you, and essentially, we’re putting this whole thing together for a dinner this evening. So, let's get started. We’re going to start out first by making some pasta sauce. Essentially, what I have got here, I have got about 28 to 32 ounces of tomato puree in this pot. We want to have you just put the puree and its just simple, get yourself a can, or big can, or a couple of cans of tomato puree. Put your tomato puree in a pot, start cooking it on low heat. We’re going to have this, we’re barely at a boil right now, that’s where we want to be at this point. What we’re going to do — in another segment we actually made homemade Italian sausage. This is my homemade Italian sausage, we’re going to cook this, we’re going to put it in raw, and we’re going to let this sit the best part of the day, and it’s going to simmer all day, its going to cook. The flavors from this sausage, the garlic, and the pork flavor and everything else will come out into the sauce, and it will give a beautiful flavor to the sauce. But first, we’re going to add a few different spices here. The sausage has quite a bit of spice in it. You can do this with Store box sausage because it has the spices in it, but maybe not quite as strong, and quite some of what I have, but it will give you the same basic flavor and same basic idea. Well, what I’m going to do, I’m going to start out with some basil. I’m going to take, like I said, I have got probably about 32 ounces of sauce here, and I’m going to measure out — probably what I should do is just pop this top off. I’m going to measure out probably in the neighborhood of about half — let's say about two teaspoons, about teaspoons of sweet basil. We’re going to put just about, I’m going to estimate, probably about a half a teaspoon of oregano, go very light on oregano, its kind of strong. We’re just going to put a little bit of oregano in. Now, rosemary, we’re going to put about half to one teaspoon of rosemary. Now, the key to rosemary is — that’s probably good right there. What you want to do is you want to crush this. The way you crush your rosemary is just take in, just kind of roll it in your fingers, just like that, kind of cup your palm, and roll it in your fingers and bust it up, that gets the flavor out in it, and that will allow that flavor to go through the sauce. So, we got our rosemary, and we’re going to use a little bit of thyme, just a sprinkle, okay, we will measure it out. We will go about a quarter teaspoon on this, because we don’t want to go too much, so about a quarter is about like that, that goes in. Now, we’re going to give this stuff a stir. So, I’m just going to stir it very lightly, just incorporate those spices, kind of move them around. Were going to kick our heat up just a touch, because what I want to do is I want to get this warm enough that when it starts to cook the sausage is going to get a nice bit of heat to it at first. Then once we get that heated up for about a half hour to an hour, then we’re going to cut that back to a real low, low, low, slow simmer, to barely a bubble, and then we’re going to go from there.