Tasty Tomato Sauce

2014-04-29
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  • 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…

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

Step 1

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)

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

This is now your base...Taste for seasoning and simmer for about 5 minutes.

I just like cooking great food..

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