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Spicy Napoletana Sauce

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Serves 3

Delicious tomato sauce with a kick, perfect for pasta

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Ingredients

  • 75g of pasta per person
  • 1.5kg very ripe tomatoes (or tinned tomtoes with garlic)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 red chili, finely chopped, de seeded
  • grated parmesan cheese, to serve

Method

    1. Place tomatoes in a heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water. Stand for 30 seconds. Refresh in cold water. Drain and peel. Halve, deseed and roughly chop flesh.
    2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar and bay leaves. Cover. Bring to the boil.
    3. Reduce heat to low. Partially cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour or until sauce thickens. Season with salt and pepper. Remove bay leaves. Toss with pasta. Serve with parmesan.

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