Making tomatoes in cream is a delicious way to add more flavor and texture to a dish. It is also a great option for those who are looking to cut down on calories and fat.
You can make a tomato cream sauce in a variety of ways depending on your preferences. You can use canned tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, or even a homemade blend. You can also add additional ingredients to the mix such as herbs, spices and sour cream for added flavor.
To begin, you will need to chop the onions and garlic. You can do this by hand or in the food processor. You can also buy pre-chopped onions and garlic if you prefer. You can also add dried basil, parsley and oregano to the mixture if you would like to enhance the flavors.
Once the onions and garlic are soft, you can add the diced tomatoes. Stir to combine and cook on low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
While the sauce is simmering, you will want to prepare the pasta of your choice. If you are using spaghetti, cook according to the packet instructions and drain well. You can then toss the pasta with the tomato sauce and any other add ins you may be using if desired. You can then garnish the finished dish with freshly grated parmesan cheese if you wish.
The next step is to stir in the heavy cream. This will help to emulsify the sauce and make it smooth. You will want to slowly pour in the cream and stir until it is fully incorporated into the sauce. You don’t want to pour in all of the cream at once and risk it seizing or curdling.
You can also add a few drops of lemon juice to the sauce to give it extra citrusy flavor. This will also help to prevent the sauce from getting too thick.
This recipe is best when you use a good quality brand of tomato sauce. You can find this in most supermarkets or a store that sells pasta sauce.
Another way to make this dish is by roasting the ingredients in a dutch oven. You can either do this at the beginning of the recipe or during it. It is the best way to get a deep, flavorful sauce with the tomatoes and garlic and it is easier to control.
You can serve this creamy tomato sauce over a bed of pasta and top it with fresh basil or a dollop of sour cream for a rich, Italian-inspired meal. You can also use it in place of marinara sauce in dishes such as lasagna, stuffed shells and chicken parmesan. You can also freeze the sauce for a quick meal at a later date.