Making Pizza Sauce

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Chef Davide Megna demonstrates making pizza sauce.

    Davide Megna: Hello! I am Davide Megna from Amici Miei Ristorante and we are making pizza today. I am going to show you how to make a pizza sauce.

    We start from peeled canned Italian tomatoes. We open a can of tomatoes. We start crushing with our -- you can just use your hands and crush the whole plump tomatoes. Crush it into small pieces. If you like your sauce a little bit finer, just pass it through a food mill. Otherwise, if you like it a little bit chunkier, just use your hands. We are going to add to the tomato a little bit of salt, a little bit of black pepper, some dried oregano. We are going to break with our hands some fresh basil. By cutting our basil with our hand, we actually maintain much more flavor than cutting it with a knife. So that's why we are doing it with our bare hands.

    We add in some extra virgin olive oil. Now we mix everything with a spoon and our pizza sauce is now ready. In our next segment, I am going to show you how to open a pizza and putting all the toppings together and cooking it.