Washed and ready to go...
Into the hot tub!
Just right, skin cracks open; yet inside is not cooked!
First...take off the peelings. Aren't they pretty jewels?
Hint: You can also just use those digit tools (fingers) and scrape out the stuff. When you do don't throw it away! Look below...
Back to the marinara.... saute onions and garlic in olive oil in a large pot before you add the tomato flesh to the party. Now it's time to cook, cook, cook...did I say cook?
I got out the "motor boat" to take care of the chunks remaining, added fresh basil and filled the jars.