How to make Pasta Sauce
Fresh Tomato Recipe
If you want to know how to make pasta sauce, this is the best spaghetti sauce recipe to have in your arsenal!
Make the base Tomato Sauce recipe to which you can add olives, capers or tuna in order to create an entirely new flavor.
Meal planning tip: use leftovers for our Bolognese Sauce recipe below.
* A note of stewing tomatoes: many fresh tomato recipes would have you skin the tomatoes first, but I never bother and it doesn't seem to worry anyone. In order to stew the tomatoes, simply place the whole tomatoes in a large pot and heat gently.
You may like to add 2 - 3 tablespoons of water to prevent the tomatoes "catching" the pot. Place a lid on the pot and cook for about 15 - 20 minutes, until the tomatoes have released a lot of their juices, but they should not be completely pulpy. At this point, the stewed tomatoes can be frozen in suitable containers for later use - very, very handy!!
EasyPreparation time: 10 minutesCooking time: 10 - 15 minutes (plus 15 minutes to stew the tomatoes)Serves: 4
Ingredients:1 medium onion, diced1 clove garlic½ celery stick, finely chopped4 cups fresh tomatoes, stewed*½ teaspoon salt1 tablespoon sugar1 teaspoon fresh oregano1 cup loosely packed fresh parsley, chopped¼ cup loosely packed fresh basil, chopped2 tablespoons olive oil
- Brown the onion in the olive oil until it is a golden color. Add the garlic and celery. Fry for a further 2 minutes until the celery softens slightly.
- Add the tomatoes, salt, sugar and oregano. Add the parsley and basil.
- Cook for 10 - 15 minutes until the sauce reduces and becomes thick.
You can use this tomato sauce recipe as is, or you can add any of the following:½ cup black or green olives¼ cup capers1 small can tuna, drained
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