BIG TONI’S ITALIAN KITCHEN

Tomato sauce 11

This tomato sauce is made from the same ingredients as Tomato Sauce 1, but it has a fresh light taste this is because it is cooked for a shorter time and the tomato, celery, onion, and carrot are cooked at the same time.

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For 6 people you will need:

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  •     1 kg of fresh tomatoes plum would be best.
  •     8 gluggs of olive oil (about 8 tablespoons)
  •     1 medium onion, finely chopped
  •     1 medium carrot, finely chopped
  •     1 medium celery stick, finely chopped
  •     Sea Salt
  •     1/2 teaspoon of sugar

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How to make:

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Wash the tomatoes in cold water cut them up, cook in a large saucepan with the lid on for 10 to 12 minuets, Uncover and cook slowly on a low heat for an hour.

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Add the celery, onion, carrot, salt and sugar, cook for 25 minuets on a low heat at a simmer.

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Once cooked pass through a moult-legumes or a fine sive to remove the tomatoes skin and seeds. Return to the pan add and cook for ten minuets more. Check seasoning. 

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You can use Italian tined tomatoes, use 2x400g tins you don’t need to cook them first. Just put them in the pan with the celery, onion, carrot, salt and sugar.

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This is an excellent sauce for all types of pasta.

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