Recipe: Pizza Sauce

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.

Advice from Mr Jamie Oliver: avoid squashing the tomatoes until the very end, otherwise the bitterness of the seeds takes away some of the natural sweetness.
For pasta sauce, add olives, ricotta, tuna, cooked chicken…the options are endless! For pizza sauce, blitz it with a stick blender (or similar) until smooth.

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