Rich tomato sauce recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 1 hr to cook
  • 75 calories / serving
  • Freezable
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Preheat the oven to 160°C.

Place all of the ingredients into an earthenware or Pyrex dish with a tight fitting lid. Place into the oven for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and push through a sieve using a spoon or ladle to remove the seeds and skin.

Chef’s suggestion

This sauce is the perfect alternative to ketchup – delicious spread onto a bacon sandwich or just for dipping your chips into. It can also be used in cooking as a substitute to tomato purée for an extra deep and rich flavour.

Try adding a spoonful to your favourite curry or casserole, alternatively use for pizza bases or as a tomato sauce for pasta.

For a spicier version try adding half a chopped chilli pepper before cooking.

This sauce can be kept for up to a week, make sure to store in a sealed container in the fridge. 

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

Make the soup, then leave to cool at room temperature. Freeze (without garnishes or toppings) in a rigid container, leaving a bit of space for expansion, for up to 1-3 months. Reheat either from frozen or defrost in the fridge overnight. Once piping hot, add toppings or garnishes and serve.

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  • Ingredients

  • 600g cherry tomatoes on the vine, with the vines removed
  • 10 large chopped shallots
  • 8 leaves of basil
  • 150ml of good quality dry white wine
  • 1 dessertspoon of tomato puree
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  • Energy 318kj 75kcal 4%
  • Fat 1g 1%
  • Saturates 1g 5%
  • Sugars 9g 10%
  • Salt 0.5g <1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 9.2g Protein 2.7g Fibre 3.7g


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