Help! Anyone got a really easy recipe for a quick tomato sauce for pasta? Have most normal stock-cupboard ingredients but all out of fresh herbs sadly. Must be able to make whilst holding 6 mo and amusing 3yr old
Was going to say that, too - add some red wine after sauteeing sausage, onion and pepper, and let it simmer. Then, when you add the tomatoes and bring it to a boil, all the alcohol boils off and only the taste remains.
I used to work in a restaurant and used the following over roasted veg with penne as a veggie option:
throw all yr tomato sauce ingredients in food processor - onion, tinned toms, any herbs (except bay leaf which is pretty indigestible) celery and/or garlic if you have, splash of wine or splash apple juice if for kids, dash of sugar, seasoning, splash olive oil or knob of butter (butter adds a lovely richness and smoother flavour). Tip whizzed mix into pan, simmer gently for 30-45 min till you have nice consistency and rich flavour. DONE.
So easy and very tasty, tho I don't make my tom sauce like that very often these days.