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Tomato Sauce

Categories: Kid-friendly, Pasta Dishes, Quick to fix
Type: Sauces

Homemade tomato sauce is a healthy and flavorful alternative to the salty store-bought kind.

Serves: serves 4


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 medium-sized onion, chopped
  • 2 14-oz (425-g) cans of Italian plum tomatoes
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

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  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. usually the big tubes of penne.
  2. Put in the chopped garlic and onion, and fry gently without browning.
  3. Add the tomatoes and their juice and cook briskly, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes.
  4. When the sauce thickens, purée it in a blender or food processor, reheat, season with salt and pepper to taste, and stir in the parsley.
  5. Serve with plain grilled fish, meat, or pasta.
  6. Add a small finely chopped chili pepper or a half a teaspoon cayenne pepper and this becomes the traditionally fiery arrabbiata-literally, "raging"-tomato sauce beloved of the Italians, and served with pasta.
  • This goes superbly with any dried pasta.

Excerpted from SuperFoods, SuperFast.
Copyright © 2006 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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