Saturday, January 8, 2011

5 minute Tomato Sauce



You will avoid ordering in a Pizza, or making your spaghetti in store bought Pasta Sauces. And when it is so easy, why not give it a try? :)

The moment I laid my eyes on this recipe, I knew I had to give it a go. But impatience got the best of me. I could not wait till I made it, and I was so excited to try it on something that I ended up having a pizza sampling afternoon with my brother.

5 minute Tomato Sauce
adapted from A Couple Cooks, with some changes.
Makes one bowlful

Ingredients:

5 small cloves/3 big cloves of Garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
Salt to taste
3 medium sized tomatoes, puréed
1 tablespoon Tomato Paste (Only if you use fresh tomatoes. You can also use Ketchup)
A sprinkling of mixed dried herbs (Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano)

Method:

Add Olive oil to a small pan and add the chopped Garlic to it while the oil is still warming up. This way the Garlic will not burn. When the Garlic starts to sizzle, before it turns brown add the puréed tomatoes and give it a good stir. Some people prefer chunkier sauces in which case you may also coarsely blend the tomatoes instead of purée-ing them. Add salt, tomato paste, herbs, and cook till you attain a consistency suitable for you.

Enjoy as a base spread for pizzas, drizzle over your pasta, Smear it over your sandwiches, dip your chips or Doritos in it, anything you like... you cannot hate this sauce!


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