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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the olive oil in a pan, add the garlic clove, then gently fry for 1 min.

  • STEP 2

    Tip in the chopped tomatoes, vegetable stock powder, tomato purée and sugar, then bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, then simmer uncovered for 5 mins, stirring occasionally.

  • STEP 3

    To finish, tear a few basil leaves, then stir into the sauce.

RECIPE TIPS

CREAMY MASCARPONE
Stir 2 tbsp mascarpone into the sauce at the end of the cooking time. Delicious poured over fresh tortellini, topped with a few more spoonfuls of cheese, then baked until bubbling at the edges.

SPICY ARRABIATA
Use 2 garlic cloves and add a good pinch each chilli flakes and dried oregano. Stir in 1 tsp balsamic vinegar to serve.

SWEET SPICED MOROCCAN
Omit the basil and add 2 tsp honey and ½ tsp each ground cinnamon and coriander instead of the sugar. Try it with lamb meatballs and couscous, or served with chicken.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2008

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