Published Tuesday, 01 November, 2011 by Louise
1. Put the cherry tomatoes into a saucepan on medium heat and add a generous glug of olive oil
2. Finely chop garlic and add to the pot
3. Pick a small handful of basil leaves and add
4. Season with salt and pepper
6. After approx. 10 minutes the tomatoes will have burst, forming a rich sauce
7. Use as a base to whatever you like and add a sprig of basil for decoration
This goes well as a pasta sauce, on bruschetta (or toast), with brown rice, or as a base on pizza, in casseroles- I can't think of anything that wouldn't work. As an example I stirred in 3 tablespoons of brown rice, some cooked tiger prawns and a handful of spinach leaves. Just chuck in whatever veg and meat you have in your fridge!
Variations include adding a dash of wine, frying a little chorizo with the tomatoes, or stirring in a little cream off the heat to turn into cream of tomato soup.
NB Using cherry tomatoes opposed to normal tomatoes and using good olive oil opposed to any other makes a big difference and you can tell exactly when the sauce is ready. It's healthy, cheap and unbelievably simple! Works fine in the oven too.
Makes a really good pizza!
You can add anything and they bake quickly!
A versatile and super easy base to make indian curries.
quick and easy to make. Just the right size.
Customize your own by adding your favorite fruits puree!