Basic tomato sauce with herbs

Recipe from: 11/1/2006 12:00:00 AM
tomato sauce

Ingredients 9
Servings 1
Minutes 20

Ingredients

Serving Change
  • 90
    ml
    olive oil
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 1
    celery stick, finely chopped
  • 1
    carrot, finely chopped
  • 2
    cloves
    garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1.20
    kg
    fresh ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 100
    g
    fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 10
    ml
    salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 100
    g
    fresh basil, roughly shredded
 

Method

20
 
1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion, celery, carrot and garlic and sauté the vegetables over medium heat until they are soft. Add the tomatoes and parsley and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Simmer over a medium heat for about 20 minutes or until the tomatoes form a thick sauce.

2. Add the basil at the end of the cooking time. Allow the sauce to cool slightly and then purée it in a food processor.
Makes: about 700ml

 

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