Simple Simple Tomato Sauce for Pasta
Did I say that this is a simple sauce? Yes, you don't even have to slice or dice the onion.
This a steal from the way Italian moms used to cook. The onion is halved and "boiled" in the tomatoes. Then it's remove, so kids will feel some sweet flavor but, as they can't see it has onion, would never complained. If you add a little bit of butter too, it adds a more creamier finish. I just use Olive Oil.
In a medium sauce pan bring, heat the olive oil. Add the diced tomatoes and bring to boil. Reduce to low heat and add the garlic and onion (treat them with care, you want the onion to split). After a couple of minutes add the wine. Let it cook at low heat for about 20 min. Check from time to time. You can add water if it turns too thick.
With the help of kitchen thong carefully remove the onion and the garlic (the onion should be pretty soft at this point). Add some herbs and spices to taste. This sauce can be used as is or for pasta gratin recipes. Try experimenting with some minor tweaks that you can apply once you removed the onion:
- Add black olives, cut in fourths, lengthwise
- Add capers
- Add broccoli (steamed or sauteed in garlic/ olive oil)
- Sauteed bacon - cut in small strips
- Sauteed mushroom, flambeed in port wine or Grand Marnier
- Slices of -low fat- grilled sausage
You can also combine any of the above elements. Experiment, steal these tricks and make your own. This is a quick step to become a Kitchen Thief.
This simple and quick tomato recipe will get you out of trouble, it includes some minor tweaks for you to create your own version.Add to Favourites