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.
You can add anything and they bake quickly!
Customize your own by adding your favorite fruits puree!
Makes a really good pizza!
quick and easy to make. Just the right size.
A versatile and super easy base to make indian curries.