Easy homemade tomato sauce

Recipe from: 11 November 2010

Ingredients 13
Servings 4 jars
Time 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2
    kg
    ripe, juicy tomatoes
  • 4
    cloves
    garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 1
    cup
    vinegar (I used half malt vinegar, and half white wine vinegar)
  • 10
    whole cloves
  • 4
    cardamom pods, lightly crushed
  • 1/2
    tsp
    white pepper
  • 1/2
    tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1/2
    tsp
    ground mace (use nutmeg if you can't find mace)
  • 1/2
    tsp
    ground allspice
  • 1/2
    tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 2
    tsp
    sweet paprika (buy fresh paprika)
  • 1/2
    cup
    white sugar
  • 2
    tsp
    salt
 

Method

25 mins
 
Remove the stalk 'scar' from the tomatoes using a sharp knife or apple corer, but don't peel them. Cut them in quarters and feed them through the tube of a food processor fitted with a metal blade, together with the garlic. Process to a chunky mush. (If you don't have a food processor, roughly chop the tomatoes into 1-cm sized pieces).

Put the cloves and cardamom pods onto a little square of muslin or cloth and tie in a bundle, like a bouquet garni. Place the bundle into a deep preserving pot or a thick-based pan and add the tomato pulp and all remaining ingredients. Mix well, bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and cook gently, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, until the mixture has reduced by a third, or is slightly thickened.

This will take about two hours. Remove the spice bag, allow the sauce to cool slightly, and then whizz to a rough purée in your food processor. Pour the purée back into the pan and bring to the boil. In the meantime, sterilise four jars (about 250 ml each) and their lids, which should be plastic-lined lids  Pour the boiling tomato sauce into the jars, filling to within a few millimetres of the rim. Screw on the lids tightly, and tighten again after half an hour.

If you want a really smooth tomato sauce, sieve the sauce before bottling it.

Reprinted with the permission of  Scrumptious South Africa. To visit Scrumptious South Africa's blog click here.

 

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