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Smoothest Sauce Ever!

I’ve finally figured it out! Here’s my method for getting the smoothest, thickest tomato sauce for pasta. This is only about the tomatoes, seasoning can be done later. Once you have a lip-smacking sauce, any seasoning will do!

Ingredients

Ice cubes
Olive oil
4-5 garlic cloves or ginger-garlic paste
2 medium-sized onions
3-4 ripe tomatoes
Tomato purée, 150g

Tools

Large pot
Large mixing bowl
Wok
Pressure cooker
Slotted spoon
Wooden spoon

Method

1 Heat water a large pot and bring to boil. With a knife, make an X on the bottom of each tomato. As the water begins to bubble, drop in the tomatoes and heat on medium flame until it boils and the tomato skins begin to wrinkle.

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2 In the mixing bowl, create an ice bath with water and ice cubes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer all the tomatoes into the ice bath. This makes them cool down and easier to handle.

3 Roughly chop the garlic and onions. Heat olive oil in a pressure cooker and add the garlic. When it turns golden, add the onions and fry till translucent. Add tomatoes and cover with water.

4 Put on the lid of the pressure cooker and turn the heat on high. Let cool for 4-6 whistles. Turn off the heat and wait for a few minutes before opening the lid.

5 Turn on the stove again on medium-high and add the tomato purée. Mash the tomatoes from time to time with a wooden spoon and cook until the water has evaporated and the raw smell is replaced by an intoxicating aroma! This should give you a rich, smooth and thick tomato sauce.

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6 Half your work is done. Now you can season the sauce and add vegetables, meat and pasta!

TIP: Never add salt before the sauce has reached the desired consistency.

Recommended for Pasta in Tomato Sauce

Seasonings

Salt
Black pepper
Basil, fresh or dried
Coriander or parsley
Dried red chilli flakes
Vinegar

Vegetables

Green olives
Green bell peppers
Green chillies
Potatoes

Meats

Ground beef or lamb
Meatballs
Chicken cubes
Prawns

 

 

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