October 13, 2015

BASIC TOMATO SAUCE FOR PASTA

Ingredients:
Vegetable oil - 30 ml
Melted butter - 1 tbsp
Onions - 2 (finely chopped) 
Garlic cloves - 2 (crushed)
Large tomatoes - 12 (peeled and chopped)
Parsley springs - 3
Oregano - 1 tsp
Thyme - 1/2 tsp
Bay leaf - 1
Crushed chillies - 1/4 tsp
Tomato paste - 150 ml
Salt and pepper
Pinch of sugar

Method:

  • Heat oil and butter in skillet. Add onions and garlic; mix well, cover and cook 4-5 minutes over low heat.
  • Stir in tomatoes, seasonings, parsley and sugar; continue cooking covered 15 minutes over low heat. Stir occasionally.
  • Remove cover and stir in tomato paste. Cook another 10-15 minutes over low heat uncovered.
  • Force sauce through sieve.
  • Store in airtight bottle.


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