This is such a simple recipe but one that is extremely versatile. The tomato sauce can be used on it?s own in virtually any pasta dish or as a great sauce on homemade pizzas. The main attraction of this sauce however is it?s versatility. It makes a great base sauce that can be used in many Indian dishes such as mattar paneer. or more traditional dishes such as tomato soup.
3 tins of plum tomatoes
2 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 dried red chilli
2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
2 table spoons of dried oregano
Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan then add the finely chopped garlic and chillies. Cook for a couple of minutes until the garlic begins to darken in colour. Next add the plum tomatoes being careful not to break them. The idea is to keep the tomatoes from breaking up until just before your serve the sauce. Add 1 tablespoon of the dried oregano and simmer on a low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
After 1 hour add the remainder of the oregano, and the red wine vinegar then stir vigorously to break up the tomatoes.