Tuttorosso brand puts out quality tomato products; I know since I received a 3-can gift pack of tomatoes from the company recently and I road tested the whole peeled tomatoes here. (Click on the link and enter to win a gift pack of Tuttorosso tomatoes; you have until noon on Tuesday, December 4th.) Anxious to taste test the crushed tomatoes I once again pulled out my fave Italian-American recipe book.*
I like using fresh ingredients when I cook. That said, I can’t grow tomatoes year round in New Jersey. So I use canned tomatoes when I can’t use fresh. And over the years I’ve learned that not all canned tomatoes are the same. Some taste better (okay, a lot better) than others.
Last night I made a classic marinara sauce using Tuttorosso brand canned crushed tomatoes:
And in our home, as I’ve mentioned before, no pasta is complete unless Italian sweet sausage is served on the side!
By the way, don’t forget to enter to win (deadline: noon on December 4th) a Tuttorosso gift pack on my blog. And check this out: Tuttorosso is giving away premium prizes every day until December 22, 2012 on its facebook page http://www.facebook.com/
*My copy of Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen — a gift from my girlfriend Carole — is dog-eared and stained. I have made many recipes (some over and over) using Lidia’s easy-to-follow instructions. Lidia has published numerous recipe books over the years, but my favorite remains Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen.
Disclosure: I received a 3-pack of Tuttorosso tomatoes for review. No request to share any particular point of view was made. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own.