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Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce

March 19th, 2010 · 14 Comments

If you do not have a wood burning stove in your house then of course, fire roasting the Roma tomatoes on a pan in an outdoor charcoal grill over indirect heat will impart a smokier flavor, though the cooking time increases due to most grills having a lower temperature. Indirect heat on the charcoal grill means that you are setting up an outdoor oven, so to speak, where the coals are on one side of the grill, and the roasted product is on the other side. The indoor oven works just fine too.

In addition, if you are not fond of spiciness you can reduce or omit the white pepper and chili powder in the recipe also.

Cooking spray
12 Each Roma or plum tomatoes, halved
2 Tsp Garlic salt
2 Tsp White pepper
2 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
2 Tsp Crystal hot sauce
1 Tsp Chili powder
2 Tsp Smoky paprika
2 Tbsp Fresh basil, chopped
1 Tbsp Fresh oregano, chopped
1 Tbsp Fresh thyme, chopped
Procedure Steps        Note: Pre-heat oven to 400° F.
1. Place halved tomatoes on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Season them with the garlic salt and white pepper. Place in the oven and roast for 30 minutes. If roasted in the pan on indirect heat on a charcoal grill double the cooking time.
2. In the bowl of a food processor or blender, add 8 of the tomatoes (16 halves) with the remaining ingredients and process until smooth. Dice the remaining 4 (8 halves) tomatoes and fold into the sauce. Use the sauce for any preparation calling for Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce, reserve any left over sauce for other uses.
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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 sugar plum fairy // Mar 19, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Oh i love the talk of wood fires and clay pots…smoky tomatoes at their best ….fantastic sauce….me love…me love…
    bom fim de semana

  • 2 MaryMoh // Mar 19, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    That’s such a fun way of cooking! We used to cook with firewood when we were young. The food always taste awesome.

  • 3 Wanda Rawlins // Mar 19, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    I love your fire roasted tomato sauce. Im gonna try to can some of that this summer. Thanks for the recipe. I do appreciate it.

  • 4 redkathy // Mar 19, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Smoky tomatoes, a great sauce for cheese ravioli!

  • 5 sweetlife // Mar 19, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    fire roasted tomatoes–great flavor


  • 6 penny aka jeroxie // Mar 20, 2010 at 7:45 am

    I like love some fire roasted tomatoes. Great for the colder weather for us

  • 7 Doc // Mar 20, 2010 at 9:52 am

    That looks awesome. I am on my way to pick up some fresh gulf shrimp. Cam I steal your sauce with a proper credit? I want to grill the shrimp, some sourdaough and your sauce for a post. Please!

  • 8 Danielle Pallaske // Mar 20, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Wow! This is an unusual tomato sauce but I think I really like it! Thanks for posting it.

  • 9 Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes // Mar 21, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    One recipe called for fire roasted tomato sauce and I couldn’t find it anywhere. Thank you for this post!

  • 10 denise @ quickies on the dinner table // Mar 22, 2010 at 2:22 am

    This sauce must taste really smoky and delicious! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • 11 Debi (Table Talk) // Mar 22, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    I am a big fan of roasted tomatoes. Brings out their sweet flavor and add so much to a recipe.

  • 12 Proper Poaching « What's Cookin' with Doc's Blog // Mar 22, 2010 at 7:08 pm

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  • 13 Miriam /The Winter Guest // Mar 23, 2010 at 5:21 am

    I’ve got to try this!

  • 14 Thas // Mar 24, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    This is a must try as fire roasted tomato sauce is my favorite.