29 October 2008

Pizza Sauce / Pasta Sauce

This months Daring Baker challenge was pizza, so of course I had to make a good base sauce. This is roughly the same sauce I use for pasta when I'm in a hurry, and the basic tomato sauce I use for a base in any tomato based dish :)

This sauce will keep in the fridge for over a week in an airtight container.

Ingredients :

1 tin chopped tomatoes
1/2 large onion
2 - 4 cloves of garlic

Method :

1. Fry the onion in a little oil until softened and brown.

2. Add in garlic and fry for another minute or so.

3. Add in the tomatoes.

4. Simmer the mix for 10 - 15 mins on low heat.

5. Blend the mix.

Serving and Variations :

For pizza - spread a thin layer across the base (about a tablespoon for a 9" pizza)

For pasta - add in 1cm of ginger and a handful of chopped mushrooms before simmering, blend if you like smooth sauce, don't if you like chunky

1 comment:

Ishrath said...

Great tutorial. I am a fan of good homemade pizza sauce and have a tried n tested recipie for it...

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