Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Homemade Tomato Sauce

This isn't going to be a very elaborate recipe but it's a quick tomato sauce that never fails. I have used it not only as a sauce but also as a side condiment and it tastes good on a Chicken Parmigiana or other dishes that require tomato sauce.

This sauce is not only quick and easy but it can be altered to suit your tastes and needs. Adding chilli flakes make it a little spicy, but you could add cumin and corinader to make it a little more flavoursome, some fresh basil to give it more of a meditterean feel, or any fresh herbs for that matter. Adding extra vegetables, such a capsicum, also gives it an extra twist.

In fact this recipe is a something that my mam used to serve quite often, I am sure she still makes it today. Her take on the recipe is that she adds thinly sliced celery to hers.

Homemade Tomato Sauce

Serves: 4
Points per serve: 1/2

cooking spray
1 brown onion, finely diced
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 x 400 gram can diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes, optional
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
salt, to taste

Spray a small frypan or saucepan with cooking spray and heat over medium to low heat. Add onions and garlic and cook for 10 - 15 minutes or until onions are very soft and golden. Add tomatoes, oregano, chilli (if using) and season with salt and pepper. Mix well and simmer for another 10 - 15 minutes or until sauce has thickened.

Sauce will keep in an airtight container for 2 - 3 days in the fridge or can be frozen.


Donna-FFW said...

Love the thickness of this sauce!!

GarlicBOSS said...

Tomatoe sauce made like this is great...thanks

Unknown said...

You have just the right seasonings in this sauce.