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Italian Tomato Pasta Sauce
Kids these days are so much in love with pasta that they are ready to enjoy it any time of the day. It’s not always possible to go out in restaurants and savor them. How exciting would it be when you can make pasta easily for your kids or even for yourself whenever you wish and see beautiful smile on your little angel’s face!!Yeah, now you can do it, here is the small trick. Today am sharing this incredible Italian tomato pasta sauce with wonderful flavors and texture which I have been making since ages. You can make them in bulk, store it in refrigerator and toss it with your favorite pasta, and cheese.This sauce will never disappoint you. Here is how you can do it ….
1.25kgs, tomatoes, (good quality, red, ripened) de-seeded and chopped.
8-10nos, garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 bay leaves
2 tsp, cayenne pepper
1 tsp, red chili flakes
2 nos, onions(small to medium) finely chopped
¾ cup, tomato puree (I have used my home made puree)
Generous handful of fresh basil leaves, roughly torn
2 ½ tsp, dried oregano
2 tbsp, fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
15ml, balsamic vinegar
2 tsp, brown sugar
5 tbsp, olive oil
3 tbsp, butter
Salt and pepper to taste
In heavy bottom pan heat oil, add bay leaf and onions. Sauté for a minute
Add tomatoes and sauté on high heat for 4-5 minutes. Do not stir or toss.
Once the tomatoes are soft, add cayenne pepper, chili flakes, oregano, basil, parsley, tomato puree, salt and pepper, mix well. Cook till everything is well cooked
Take it off the heat, cool, discard bay leaf and blend it in blender until smooth
Melt butter in another pan. Add finely crushed/chopped garlic and fry on low heat till all the garlic infuses well in the butter (3-4 minutes). Take care that garlic does not burn.
Increase the heat and add blended tomato sauce, cook till it starts bubbling.
Add brown sugar, balsamic vinegar and adjust the seasoning if required.
Mix well and cook for another 3-4 minutes or till it reaches required sauce consistency
Take it off the heat. Cool
Pour it in a clean/sterilized jar or container and refrigerate easily upto a month
Use it as required. Toss your favorite pasta with this lip smacking sauce,cheese and some veggies/chicken
This sauce can easily be stored in a refrigerator for a month
Always use spoon to scoop out the sauce from the container once stored. Do not use finger/hands to scoop or to lick J
If you want to store it for longer duration, freeze the sauce in individual portions and use as per the need
You can increase or decrease the ratio of ingredients accordingly depending upon the amount of sauce you prefer to make either in bulk or in small quantity
If available, I would highly recommend using plum tomatoes for this recipe as they are best for sauces
Farrukh is a microbiologist by qualification turned into a Food enthusiast. Winner at Indiblogger Awards & IFBA
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