Saturday, March 26, 2011

Simply Delish - Tomato Sauce

Whitesnake and I love to watch Master Chef NZ. Actually, give us Master Chef from any country and we'll watch it. We've been experimenting recently trying to find the perfect tomato sauce to use in our recipes and thanks to Master Chef NZ, we've finally found it. We've copied and pasted the details from the Master Chef NZ website below for your convenience but we recommend you check out the website too. It has yummy tips and recipes and also a handy recipe finder. Just enter two ingredients and the recipe finder will match up recipes for you.

Tomato Sauce

Recipe by ©Ray McVinnie and Associates Ltd

Serves 6.

100ml Lupi extra virgin olive oil

2 onions, finely chopped

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 x 400g cans crushed Italian tomatoes in juice

140g tomato paste, mixed with 1/2 cup hot water

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Perfect Italiano Parmesan for serving (if serving with pasta)

1. In a medium sized frying pan, heat the Lupi extra virgin olive oil over moderate heat and add the onions and garlic. Fry gently, without browning, for about 10 minutes until the onion is soft.

2. Add the tomatoes and tomato paste and mix well. Simmer for 20 minutes until the mixture is thick and jammy. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

3. If serving with pasta, toss the sauce through the hot pasta and serve immediately sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan


- cook the tomato sauce until thick and jammy.

- use plenty of extra virgin olive oil to slow cook the onion and garlic.

- use a good quality canned whole peeled tomatoes in juice

- most importantly cook the sauce out slowly to insure the flavour is well developed

- allways keep your parmesan rind, great for flavouring oils and soups.

- allways store parmesan in a linen cloth inside a plastic container in the fridge.

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Have a great weekend.

KB and Whitesnake

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This recipe has been shared with Friday Potluck


JJ said...

Looks wonderful. I'll give it a go.

KB said...

It's really good.

Miriam said...

Oh! I love this tomato sauce! I brought you some enchiladas today :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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