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 Tomato Sauce Recipe 

Fresh Homemade Mediterranean Tomato Sauce

Easy Fresh and Tasty

Make your own best fresh tomato sauce recipe and use it for all sorts of things. Its great with pasta, or as a pizza topping. Add your favourite fish, meat or grilled vegetables to make a great provencal style dish.
Or just serve it as an accompaniment with grilled/barbecued food. Its really so versatile.
Use it as part of your Mediterranean diet...a really delicious and healthy sauce.

Ingredients to make 1 Quart Approx.

  • 1 Kilo/2.2lbs. of fresh Mediterranean tomatoes chopped, or 2 Sixteen ounce cans of whole plum tomatoes in juice
  • 1 Large onion - chopped
  • 6 Cloves of garlic - chopped
  • 1 Lemon -  juice of 
  • 1 pint of good vegetable stock or 1 vegetable stock cube dissolved in a pint of water.
  • A bunch of fresh basil leaves or 1 tablespoon good quality dried basil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1 box of Spanish Tomate Frito(400g) or 3 Tablespoons double concentrate tomato puree
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

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  1. OK - First fry off your onion in a medium saucepan with the olive oil, over a medium heat until soft.
  2. Then - reduce the heat and add the garlic.
  3. Cook for a further five minutes stirring.
  4. Add the chopped fresh tomatoes to the mix - or:
  5. Open the cans of tomatoes and pour the juice into your mixture.
  6. Roughly chop the tomatoes in the can with a sharp knife.
  7. Now add them to the pan.
  8. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook at a simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  9. Take out the bay leaves and discard.
  10. Next we need to blend the cooked tomato mixture into a sauce. It's really easy with a stick blender as you can do this in the pan. Or you can use a  food processor....either way whizz it until it is almost but not quite smooth. It's good to leave some texture in it.
  11. That's it - Great Tasting Tomato Sauce that you can use now or freeze for later. You'll never buy it again!

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