Making a tomato sauce for pasta used to include hours of waiting – waiting for the tomatoes to get the right sweetness to them and for the sauce to get thick enough. This is all good and you definitely end up with a delicious sauce after all the waiting.
But recently I discovered a new way to make tomato sauce and this in just five minutes.
It`s fresh, full of flavor and so versatile – it can be used over pasta or “just” as a sauce to bruschetta, pork, chicken and even white fish.
We call it Ella`s tomato sauce because my daughter Ella assisted me in the kitchen the first time I made it.
The whole family loves it!
What you need:
* 25-30 cherry tomatoes
* 2-3 cloves of garlic
* 3 tablespoons olive oil
* A large handfull of fresh basil
* Lemon juice, freshly pressed from one lemon
* 1 tablespoon Maldon Salt (less if you use a different type of salt)
* Black pepper to taste
* Sugar to taste (use it to balance out the sourness)
(For a variation you can add or only use bell peppers)
What you do:
Have all the ingredients in a blender (the blending goes faster if the tomatoes are on bottom).
Taste (always taste) and add salt, pepper, sugar if needed.
Heat up a pan and add the sauce to the hot pan. Let it cook for to minutes before pouring it over the pasta (or in a sauce mug for other use).