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Tomato and Onion Sauce

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Serves 3

A brilliant recipe for using with pasta, a chunky sauce for even more intense flavour

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  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 4 small sweet shallots
  • a sprinkling of chopped garlic or 1 garlic clove
  • Salt and pepper seasoning


    1. Add a generous amount of olive oil in a frying pan and heat until boiling and bubbling
    2. Meanwhile chop the shallots roughly and add into the pan, mixing with a wooden spatula until slightly brown and crispy in some places
    3. Add the tin of chopped tomatoes and mix with the onion
    4. Mix in the garlic and the seasoning
    5. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 5 minutes, allowing the flavours to develop.

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30th Jun, 2011
I make tomato sauce for pasta often and I would never use a generous amount of oil without draining it off before adding the onions or shallots to the tomatoes. To intensify the flavour I would also cook it all with the lid on for a good half hour, removing the lid for another ten minutes or so.
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