Rich Tomato Sauce 23

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The crowning glory on millions of plates every day. The natural rich flavour and fantastic nutritional payload of a great tomato sauce.


  • 1.5 kilos of ripe plum tomatoes or 1 large can of plum tomatoes, 800 grammes
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 small can of tomato paste
  • 1 espresso cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 glass of rich red wine (optional)
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 soup spoon of brown muscovado sugar
  • Herbs, basil and oregano, dry or fresh
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Process

  1. Cut the onion very finely and gently fry in olive oil in a thick based skillet on medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  2. After 5 minutes add the garlic salt and pepper and herbs (if using dry).
  3. Turn up the heat, add the sugar and wine (optional, burn off or boil off the alcohol).
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook on medium heat.
  5. After 10 minutes, add the tomato paste and stir in. Now leave to simmer on low heat for another 10 minutes then turn off and leave the sauce to rest.
  6. If using fresh herbs - chop finely and add a few minutes before serving the sauce.
  7. Serve over rice or pasta.