Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Basic Italian Tomato Sauce Recipe

Many tomato sauce recipe in many different ways. Good sauce usually use just good quality tomato (not tomato with diseases) and many kind and may different flavor and spices. Everyone should know how to make a basic pasta sauce and this one is ideal. How to make the Basic Italian Tomato Sauce recipe are as follows:

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Preparation 1: Materials

  • 7 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ red onion
  • 2 medium garlic cloves
  • 800 g canned chopped tomatoes
  • 100 ml vegetable stock or water
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 knife
  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 1 large frying pan

Preparation 2: Onion
Put 7 tablespoons of olive oil into a pan over a low heat. While it is heating, slice the ends off the red onion, and peel the outer skins. Add the onion to the pan. Fry for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure that the pieces cook evenly. Cooking the onions for this long gives the sauce its sweetness. When cooked the onions should be translucent and golden.

Preparation 3: Garlic
Peel the 2 garlic cloves and add them whole to the pan. Cook for about a minute, taking care not to burn the garlic. Add 2 generous pinches of freshly ground black pepper and 3 generous pinches of salt

Preparation 4: Tomatoes
Pour in 800 grams of chopped tomatoes and stir. Use the spoon to break tomatoes down a little. You will also find that they naturally break down as they cook. Turn the heat up until the sauce begins to simmer. Then leave the sauce to cook for roughly 20 minutes. If it starts to burn add some water or vegetable stock

Preparation 5: Liquid
Add the remaining 100 milliliters of water or vegetable stock to the pan and gently stir for about 2 minutes. The sauce should be thick and not watery so allow it to reduce down. This will concentrate the flavors. Now leave the sauce to reduce for 10 minutes. If you feel it has reduced too far and is likely to burn add a little more water. Don't be afraid to taste a little and add more salt or pepper if you think it needs it.

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