Sunday, 22 April 2012

Easy tomato sauce

1 red onion,chopped
3tbsp oil
2 garlic cloves,crushed
2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
3tbsp tomato puree
2tsp sugar
4 fresh basil leaves

Gently fry the onion in the oil,over a low heat,until soft.Add the garlic and cook for another min,then add chopped toms,puree and sugar.Simmer gently,for 15 mins.Add basil and cook for another 5mins.

Pasta Idea's

Sausage meatballs
Skin some lincolnshire sausages and shape into small ball's.Brown in a pan,had your tomato sauce and simmer for 8 mins.Serve with pasta
Chorizo & bean
Simmer a handful of green beans in a pan of boiling water for 1 min,then drain and chop.Chop up some chorizo into small cubes and fry in a dry pan until the fat runs out.Add your tomato sauce,green beans,some drained and rinsed cannellini beans and heat through.Serve with pasta bows.
Prawn & mascarpone
place your tomato sauce in a pan,then add some frozen pea's and simmer for 1 min.Stir in a large spoonful of mascarpone and some prawns and heat through.Serve with pasta.
Bacon & chilli
gently fry some bacon lardons and slices of deseeded red pepper in a dry frying pan until lardons are crisp and peppers soft.Heat your sauce,then add to the lardons and peppers,along with a large pinch of crushed dried chillies.Serve with pasta.
Puttanesca
Heat your tomato sauce in a pan,then add some chopped anchovies,kalamata olives,capers and some crushed dried chillies.Serve with pasta.
Tuna & sweetcorn
Heat your tomato sauce in a pan,then add canned flaked tuna,canned drained sweetcorn and some chopped flat-leaf parsley.Serve with pasta.

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