Basic Tomato Sauce Recipe

Basic Tomato Sauce Recipes

Ingredients :





2 tablespoons

4 tablespoons

500 g


cloves garlic, finely chopped

carrot, finely chopped

onion, finely chopped

stalk celery, finely chopped

finely chopped parsley

extra virgin olive oil

fresh or canned tomatoes, skinned and coarsely chopped

fresh basil leaves, torn

Method :
  1. Sauté the garlic, carrot, onion, celery and parsley in the oil for 4-5 minutes.

  2. Add the tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and simmer uncovered over a low heat for at least 45 minutes, or until the sauce has reduced to the required density.

  3. Turn off the heat, stir in the basil and serve.

  4. For a spicy sauce, add chili peppers to taste.

  5. In later summer, when tomatoes are cheap and plentiful, make a big quantity in a very large, heavy bottomed pan.

  6. Preserve in sterilized glass jars for use throughout the winter.

  7. When making large quantities of the sauce, simmer for at least 11/2 hours.

For four, to serve with pasta, rice or meat.

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