Geogrian tomato sauce. This sauce often accompanies basturma, grilled marinated meat. The prunes add a hint of sweetness, while the coriander adds depth. Try serving his sauce with American-style steaks.
- Makes One Quart
- 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
- 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and minced
- ¼ cup of corn oil
- 3 pound of ripe tomatoes, cut into eights
- ½ cup of pitted prunes
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1½ teaspoons of freshly ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons of paprika
- 2¼ teaspoons of ground coriander seed
- ½ teaspoon of cayenne
- In a saucepan sauté the onions and garlic in the oil until soft, then add tomatoes.
- Cook gently, covered, for 45 minutes, or until the tomatoes are soft.
- Put through a food mill or strainer, pressing hard on the solids.
- Return the sauce to the pan and add the remaining ingredients.
- Simmer, covered for 10 minutes.
- Serve hot or at room temperature.
- The sauce will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.
- Reheat to serve.
- If placed in a sealed jar the sauce will last in the freezer for a long, long time.
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