Jamie Oliver Bulk Tomato Pasta Sauce

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Jamie Oliver Bulk Tomato Pasta Sauce
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 2:51am

Jamie Oliver Bulk Tomato Pasta Sauce

onions

garlic

carrot

celery

capsicum/bell peppers

OPT: mushroom, zucchini, pumpkin, eggplant, squash

Salt and pepper

herbs

sugar

tomato paste

wine

oil

I make 6-8 (500ml)jars of this sauce & keep in the fridge, and this last me 4-6 weeks.

Most batches start with 6 X 400gm tins of toms & 1 X 500ml/gm jar of tomato paste. Roughly 1/2 an onion per tin of toms & a whole head of garlic per batch.

I use it for loads of things.. osso bucco, chicken cacciatore, penne arribiatta, pizza sauce, as a base for minestrone, bolognaise, lamb shanks, lasagna, and of course for the quickest dinner just pour a jar over boiled pasta & top with grated parmesan.

Peel & roughly chop veg.. I don’t bother to even chop the garlic...

Use whatever veg you have to bulk it out, tomato, onion & garlic are the base, then add whatever, except peas, beans & brassica.

Next is sweating the veg, but not really necessary, today I sweated the veg in some oil from a jar of anchovies.Add all the tinned tomatoes, a small handful of salt, sugar & a BIG grinding of pepper. Add 1 tin of water and whatever wine you have spare & Simmer 1-2 hours.

Add herbs of choice, I usually add mixed dried herbs & some fresh parsley, simmer 5 mins, add tomato paste & blend with a stick bamix.

Now keep it over a VERY low heat, and using a ladle, pour into jars, wipe any spillage & put the lid on IMMEDIATELY.

Leave on bench until cool, then refridgerate. Keeps easily for 6 weeks.

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