Wednesday, 23 May 2012

# 215 Tomato sauce

On pizzas, with pasta or in pasta bakes, with meatballs, mixed with canned tuna... there's so many ways you can use tomato sauce and a good one can make all the difference to your dish especially when it's homemade, and the best of all is that it's so easy to make your own.

This is how I make mine.

Tomato sauce

 1 can plum or chopped tomatoes
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves
Olive oil
1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes (I use mild chilli flakes)
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 or 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
Pinch of salt

Pour a little olive oil in a pan and soften the garlic and the onion. Add the tomatoes and the remaining ingredients, bring to the boil and then simmer over a low heat for about 10 or 15 minutes stirring occasionally. Check the seasoning and then blend. Cook for a few minutes more if necessary to get rid of the water; the sauce should be nice and thick.

Remove from the heat and allow to cool before transfering to a food container with lid. This will keep in the fridge for at least 1 week or you can freeze it using an ice cube tray.

Enjoy with the dish of your choice!