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In this episode, learn why you want to source and to find authentic San Marzano tomatoes from Italy. These tomatoes are the best tomatoes for making sauce with.
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🛒 Before You Checkout
What you need to know before you checkout at the grocery store or market:
Whenever you are making a homemade tomato sauce always try to use a paste tomato, even if you can't find San Marzano. You are going to have more sauce if you use a meaty tomato instead of a juicy beefsteak style. You will end up having to boil off more liquid, which will take more time and produce less sauce.
Even if you paid a little more money for a paste tomato you will get a lot more sauce. I always think it's worth it to find whatever paste tomato you can get. Fresh roma tomatoes will work and are usually decently priced in the store.
📚 Additional Resources
Here is a list of brands that you can order right away.
- DeLallo Imported San Marzano Whole Peeled Tomatoes
- Francesconi San Marzano DOP Authentic Whole Peeled Plum Tomatoes
- Rega San Marzano DOP Authentic Whole Peeled Plum Tomatoes
- La Valle San Marzano DOP Tomatoes
- La Fede San Marzano D.O.P. Tomoto of Agro Sarnese-Nocerino Area
- Sclafani San Marzano Tomatoes, DOP, 28 oz