Forget about what Americans call “marinara”.
Forget about store brought tomato sauce, with all that additives and salt.
Simple, good ingredients and 30 minutes of your time: that’s all you need for an incredible tomato sauce!
And it’s not an April’s fool!
Ingredients for tomato sauce
1 can of plum tomatoes, diced or whole (but whole are better quality)
1 table spoon of extra virgin olive oil
2 gloves of garlic
1 handful of fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoon of the best tomato paste you can find (I use the Triple concentrated from Mutti, but if you can find only the double concentrated is still ok)
2 pinch of sugar
- Heat the oil in a deep saucepan. Add the peeled and halved garlic. Add the basil.
- Let it fry, slowly, for 1-2 minutes: the garlic must be still white and basil leave must be a nice strong green.
- Add the canned tomatoes, add the tomato paste and sugar, stir, partially cover.
- Let it cook, over moderate eat (the sauce must bubble) for 20-25 minutes.
- Taste, season if you need to, serve!
You can keep the tomato sauce in the fridge, in a glass container, for 4-5 days: always reheat before use.
It’s perfect to top pasta, pizza or to add to casserole.