Hogaboom’s Pizza Sauce

This recipe is almost copied verbatim from allrecipes.com’s “Exquisite Pizza Sauce”. I have amedned with a shortcut here or there but the moral is: cooking with tomato paste rocks!

1 12 ounce can tomato paste
12 fluid ounces hot water
6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 minced garlic cloves
1/4 cup honey or sugar
2 teaspoons anchovy paste
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
(alternatively, use 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning mix)
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
salt to taste (I use about one to two teaspoons)

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients except water; mix together, breaking up any clumps of cheese. Pour in water and mix. Sauce should sit for 30 minutes to blend flavors; spread over pizza dough and prepare pizza as desired.

This makes enough for two generously-saucy large pizzas (freeze or refrigerate if you’d like).

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