This is an easy Tomato-Pasta-Sauce, extremely versatile, cheap and Oh-so-good! I’m sick and tired to buy the sauce for my pasta, when it’s summer, almost autumn, and you cand find all the ingredients in your local farmers market place, with great flavour and for a good price.
Just, please be careful not to eat the sauce, all of it, try to use some on your pasta dish too… i mean if it’s possible.
- Tomatoes 1,5 kg peeled (to peel the tomatoes pour boiling water in a large bowl for a few minutes – skin will easily fall)
- Carrots – 2 pcs. medium
- Onion – 2 pcs.
- Bell-Pepper – 1
- Bay leaves – 3-4
- Basil – 10 fresh leaves
- Savory – a pinch
- Olive oil – 50 ml
- Garlic – 4 cloves
- Brown sugar – 1 tablespoon
Put the diced onion in a large stockpot and cook it for 5 minute in olive oil – until softened. After that add grated carrots and bell pepper and sote for another 5 – 10 minutes. After that, using the flat of a small knife squash the garlic and cook for 1 min.
Meanwhile make the tomatos puree and add it in the pot. Also add bay leaves, minced basil, a pinch of savory, salt, pepper and brown sugar.
Let it simmer, uncovered, for 1-2 hours stirring occasionally. Use a blender to puree the sauce until smooth or you can skip this step if you want a thicker sauce.
This is it, you have home-made pasta sauce.
Make pasta not war!
Foto: Ionela Stoica