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Problems with San Marzano tomatoes in sauce

DoctorQuality | May 26, 200709:06 PM     125

i grew up on my grandmother's pasta and she's always used regular old store bought canned tomato sauce for the base of her sunday sauce. i figured adding san marzanos instead would be a nice touch so i've been tinkering around with it for awhile and can't seem to get the right taste. it just tastes bland to me. i thought it was just the seasoning and maybe the canned sauce has more salt, but didn't help. i've tried herbs, garlic, tomato paste... nothing comes close to the old way. does anyone have any help on how to jazz up these tomatoes a little bit or should i just stick with the old way?

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