What’s your favourite pasta sauce?
We always have a hankering to find out what’s happening in everyone else’s kitchen, so we thought we would reinstate the monthly Monday Morning Cooking Corner.
The idea is that we will post one of our own favourite, simple, everyday (getting the picture here?) recipes that we love.
We will then wait for ALL OF YOURS to FLOOD in and fill the comments section below or our FB page or even our email inbox. ALL recipes received during the whole of that week will be posted. We are SO excited to see what everyone else has to offer – we always love a new recipe or a new tip! Please do share.
This week we are cooking PASTA SAUCE.
And here is mine. Quick and easy to make, only thing to remember – the longer you cook it, the better it will be.
Lisa's basic tomato sauce
By June 16, 2013Published:
- Yield: A few cups (Many Servings)
- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
- Ready In: 1 hr 40 mins
A simple, no-fuss, long-cooking tomato sauce for pasta, parmigiana or eating by the ladleful.
- 2 onions ,finely chopped
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 2 cloves garlic ,left whole and pressed flat
- 2 x 800g tins Italian diced tomatoes
- 1/2 - 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
- Cook the onion in the olive oil over medium heat until really really soft but not brown, about 15 - 20 minutes.
- Turn the heat up and add tomato paste and cook for a few minutes, stirring.
- Add the garlic and the tomatoes. Season very generously with salt and pepper. Stir, and simmer for at least 1 hour, but 2 hours is better. Keep stirring from time to time. Taste for seasoning. Remove garlic if desired.
- To make a baked pasta: Toss the sauce though cooked pasta, add sliced bocconcini and torn basil leaves and top with freshly grated parmesan cheese. Bake in a moderate oven for 20 mins covered in foil, remove the foil and cook for an additional 20 mins until golden and bubbling.
Please share with us your favourite pasta sauce recipes…and join in the MONDAY MORNING COOKING CORNER.