Monday, August 18, 2008

Twice the Spice Tomato Sauce

An excellent spicy sauce made with fresh or canned tomatoes that can be used with pasta or as an accompaniment to barbecued meats. Recipe serves 6.


2 pound (1 kg) fresh, juicy, peeled tomatoes, or 2 tins of whole tomatoes
2 large onions, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 or 2 small dry, chopped chilies (or a pinch of chili powder)
1 tablespoon sugar
3 garlic cloves, crushed
Chopped basil leaves
Black pepper


1. Cook sliced onion in olive oil over low heat until it becomes transparent. Stir in the chopped chilies (or the chili powder), crushed garlic, sugar, pepper, and chopped basil leaves.
2. Press peeled, fresh tomatoes, or tinned tomatoes through strainer. Add to onion mixture and simmer slowly without covering until a smooth, thick consistency is achieved.
3. Allow to cool before using or storing in glass jars.

Note: This sauce keeps well in the refrigerator.

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