Basic Tomato Sauce – for pizza, pasta…anything you like!
Note: I never measure anything for this sauce, so these quantities are approximates
Fresh tomatoes, quartered (and skinned, if you like), or a 400g can of tomatoes
2T (or 2 lugs!) or olive oil
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 onion, finely chopped
1-2t sugar (depending on the natural sweetness of your tomatoes)
salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1-2t fresh or dried herbs (I like to use fresh basil, oregano or thyme)
Place all ingredients into a fry pan, stir and heat over medium until things start to sizzle.
Reduce heat; simmer for 15mins, stirring occasionally. If the sauce is drying out too quickly, add a little pasta water, stock, water or wine to loosen it up.
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