Real Tomato Pasta Sauce

Real Tomato Pasta Sauce


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Sometimes it's worth the effort to make a real tomato pasta sauce. This is the perfect thing to make in summer when you have plenty of ripe tomatoes.


Serves: 6 

  • 10 ripe tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green capsicum, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian herbs
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:4hours  ›  Ready in:4hours30min 

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Have ready a large bowl of iced water. Plunge whole tomatoes in boiling water until skin starts to peel, 1 minute. Remove with slotted spoon and place in ice bath. Let rest until cool enough to handle then remove peel and squeeze out seeds. Chop 8 tomatoes and puree in blender or food processor. Chop remaining two tomatoes and set aside.
  2. In a large pot over medium heat, cook onion, capsicum, carrot and garlic in oil and butter until onion starts to soften, 5 minutes. Pour in pureed tomatoes. Stir in chopped tomato, basil, Italian herbs and wine.
  3. Place bay leaf and whole celery stalks in pot. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 2 hours. Stir in tomato paste and simmer an additional 2 hours. Discard bay leaf and celery and serve.

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