You cannot beat the taste of a fresh tomato sauce compared to stuff you buy in jars. Even better, is that there are no preservatives or sneaky chemicals in a batch of the homemade stuff. It is easy to do and can be whipped up by the kitchen challenged of you too. You know who you are………
900g ripe tomatoes (or 2 tins of tomatoes)
2 tblspn extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
grated zest of 1 lemon
1 tspn dried oregano
2 tblspn fresh basil, chopped
salt and pepper
- Roughly chop the tomatoes and place in a saucepan with the olive oil, garlic, lemon zest and oregano. Bring to the boil, cover, simmer gently for 30 minutes.
- Add the basil, salt and pepper to taste and simmer uncovered, for a further 20-30 minutes until the sauce is thickened. Pass through a sieve if a smoother sauce is preferred.