Friday, June 3, 2011
5 minute pizza/pasta sauce
Adapted from Heidi's (Author of 101 cookbooks) recipe.
Crushed tomatoes - one 28 Oz can
Olive oil - 1/4 cup (Extra virgin preferred)
Garlic - 4 cloves chopped fine
Dried oregano - 1 tsp
Dried Basil - 1 tsp (use fresh about 1 TBSP if available)
Salt - to taste
Black Pepper - crushed to taste
Lemon juice - about 3 TBSP from half of a big lemon
Cayanne - 1 tsp (You can use red chilli flakes too and I have used that many times)
In a sauce pan, heat olive oil. It need not get too hot. Add the chopped garlic. Don't let it toast and get brown. Add the crushed tomatoes. Stir. Add salt, crushed pepper, cayanne if using, lemon juice and the dried herbs. Rub the herbs on your palm and then add it to the pot. Stir occasionally and bring it to a simmer. Adjust the seasonings and switch off the heat. I have stored this in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You could use vinegar instead of lemon juice too.
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