Tasty Tomato Sauce2014-04-29
- Yield : About a pint...
- Servings : Depends...
- Prep Time : 5m
- Cook Time : 15m
- Ready In : 20m
This is a fantastic little number that you should have in your locker – It WILL make all the difference to many dishes, from an awesome pizza base, seafood linguine, Bolognese base or any other tomato based dish you like…
- 2 x 400g Tins of Good Quality Plum Tomatoes
- 4 x Cloves of Fresh Garlic - Thinly Sliced
- 2 x Shallots - Finely Chopped
- A Good Bunch of Fresh Basil - Roughly Torn
- 1 x tsp Sugar - (Optional)
- 1 x tsp Fresh Oregano - Chopped
- 2 x tbsp Olive oil
- Salt & Black Pepper
Put the oil in a sauce pan and gently fry the garlic and shallots until they begin to colour (about 2 minutes should be fine)
Add the rest of the ingredients and then slowly bring to the boil, stirring occasionally, mashing up the tomatoes as you go with your wooden spoon.
After about 5 minutes strain the juices, using a sieve, into another pan. Then press and squeeze passing as much as you can through the sieve. I really press and push as much as I can here...you should be left with about 2 tablespoons of mush. TIP: Make sure you also scrape the underside of the sieve getting all the goodness from it into to the pan too.
This is now your base...Taste for seasoning and simmer for about 5 minutes.