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Garlic Tomato Sauce Recipe

Like white garlic sauce this simple tomato garlic sauce is extemely flexible.

Served hot it makes a perfect pasta sauce (the amount here will serve two). Left to cool this garlic sauce makes a great substitute for ordinary ketchup or a garlicky dip. It can also form the basis of all sorts of salsa variations - experiment and have fun!

Recipe

Ingredients

See note on ingredients
1 Large Onion, finely chopped
4 Cloves Garlic, crushed As always, adjust garlic according to taste
1 Glass Dry White Wine How big a glass is up to you!
14oz (400gm) Tin Chopped Tomatoes
1 Tbsp Tomato Puree (paste)
1 Tbsp Dried Mixed Herbs
1 tsp Lemon Juice
Salt & Pepper
As usual I recommend using organic ingredients wherever possible.

Method

Heat a little oil in a pan and cook the onion for a few minutes until softened. Add the crushed garlic and cook for another minute.

Pour in the wine, turn up the heat and reduce the volume by about half. Turn down the heat, add the other ingredients and stir well. Use salt and pepper according to taste.

Turn the heat down to absolute minimum and cook the sauce gently for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

The tomato garlic sauce should now be the right consistency to serve with pasta. If you want to use it as a ketchup or a dip then cook for a few minutes more to make it slightly thicker.

Serve the garlic tomato sauce warm immediately with pasta, or allow to cool then store in the fridge to use as a ketchup or a garlicky tomato dip.