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Authentic Sicilian Pizza Sauce

Real Sicilian pizza is something that is hard to find, but it is worth it when you get it. Part of the secret is in the sauce. Sicilian pizza uses a delicious and relatively simple sauce with a lot of anchovies and sometimes pecorino cheese, and the cheese is placed beneath the sauce.

Most of us are more familiar with Neapolitan pizza, so this looks a little odd. Sometimes, toppings are baked right into the crust itself. Here is a Sicilian pizza sauce that will help you put together the perfect pie.

There are not many ingredients in this sauce, just the tomatoes, tomato paste and oil you might be expecting, as well as garlic, anchovies and a touch of salt and black pepper to round out the flavor. Italian cooks are passionate about using fresh, good quality produce and when they can keep the flavors simple, like in this recipe, they will do that, rather than overcomplicate the dish by adding too many things to it. Continue reading

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