⭐️ 1 tbsp butter ⭐️ 1 tbsp olive oil ⭐️ 4 cloves garlic, minced ⭐️ 2 lb fresh tomatoes ⭐️ 2 tsp kosher salt ⭐️ 1/2 tsp ground pepper ⭐️ 1/2 c water, broth, or white wine ⭐️ 1 sprig fresh thyme ⭐️ 1 sprig fresh oregano
⭐️ use the freshest, ripest tomatoes available. ⭐️ look for tomato "seconds" at the farmers market! they're imperfect looking, but cheap and tasty. ⭐️ tomatoes need a lot of salt to bring out their flavor.
⭐️ For a Thinner Sauce: add 1/4-1/2 cup water or broth after the tomatoes have cooked down. ⭐️ For a Chunkier Sauce: add an additional tomato or add a diced red bell pepper. ⭐️ For a Smooth Sauce: transfer to a stand blender; pulse or puree until desired consistency is reached.
Leave as is for a thick sauce. Puree for a smoother sauce.