One of the types of tomatoes we planted this year is a variety called Black King tomatoes. They ripen to a deep purple color and have a unique and complex taste. We decided to use a bunch of them to make some pasta sauce. Excepting the basil leaves (which we got at the most recent food swap) everything in the sauce is from our garden.
Black King Pasta Sauce
5-6 black king tomatoes
1 green bell pepper
1/2 of one red cayenne pepper
2-3 green onion lengths
a few leaves fresh basil
Chop everything coarsely and put in a large pot. Heat over medium heat and semi crush the tomatoes. I used a potato masher but you could also just use the back of a spoon. How much you crush it is the difference between chunky and thinner sauce. Cooking it longer will make a thinner sauce too. I made the sauce a few days in advance and stored it in a recycled store pasta sauce jar in the fridge.
We poured it over whole wheat pasta and topped with parmesan cheese. It was good. It convinced the hero that he wanted to grow black king tomatoes again next year.
Do you grow any unique tomato varieties?