This simple kitchen essential recipe makes about 350ml.

Ingredients

This simple kitchen essential recipe makes about 350ml.

  • 2 tblsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp tomato puree
  • 400 g tin chopped tomatoes
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 4 basil leaves

Method

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for about 2 minutes on a low heat until soft.
  3. Add the tomato puree and cook for a further 1 minute.
  4. Add the tomatoes along with their juice and salt and pepper.
  5. Bring to the boil and reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  6. Adjust the salt, pepper and sugar as necessary.
  7. At the last minutes, shred the basil leaves and add to the sauce.