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Frank Sinatra’s Signature Tomato Sauce Is A Fresh And Easy Take On A Classic
In a 1970s episode of CBS's "Dinah's Place," Frank Sinatra dished out his signature tomato sauce, credited as having come from his Italian-immigrant mother Natalie Della Garaventa.
Sinatra's version uses cans of tomato puree and Italian-style tomatoes. The canned tomatoes get pureed in a blender and added later to a pot of emerging ingredients.
Onions and minced fresh garlic get sauteed in olive oil on the stovetop, joined by the blended tomatoes and Italian-favorite spices such as parsley, thyme, and black pepper.
The sauce cooks on low for a few minutes before being topped with crushed red pepper and fresh parsley, resulting in a fresh and easy take on the Italian classic.