Sunday, December 7, 2008

Basic Tomato Sauce Recipe

Below is the Basic Tomato Sauce Recipe request by many of u here:

Basic tomato sauce 基本蕃茄酱
Ingredients 材料:
45g Tomato paste蕃茄糕
400g Chopped can tomatoes, juice reserved 罐头蕃茄,剁碎 or 600g Fresh Tomatoes diced
300ml Water 水
150ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil 橄榄油
50g Onion -- finely chopped 大白大葱,剁碎
50g Carrots -- finely chopped 红萝卜, 剁碎
50g Celery -- finely chopped 西芹, 剁碎
1piece Bay leaf 西洋香叶
1 ½ tsp Salt 盐
1tsp Garlic -- finely chopped 蒜头, 剁碎

Preparation Method:

Heat the olive oil in a saucepan. Sauté the garlic until fragrant and add in the onions, carrots, celery and bay leaf. Sauté until fragrant

Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes until a bright red colour.

Pour in the chopped tomatoes, juice and water, bring to the boil and simmer for 20minutes.Season with salt.

Cool and chill the tomato sauce. Use as when needed.