When time is short just keep it simple…
This is the beauty of creativity …
Autumn Tomato Sauce
¼ cup olive oil plus some extra for the end
1 small carrot , peeled and coarsely chopped
1 onion, coarsely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
½ stack celery, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh parsley
5 flat basil leaves
sea salt, to taste
freshly ground pepper, to taste
pinch of red pepper flakes
10 very ripe tomatoes, medium size
1. Place all the ingredients except the tomatoes in a large saucepan and sauté for 6 to 8 minutes. (here is where you can add some spices and little sugar, its up to you)
2. Add the tomatoes with their seeds and juice. Let simmer covered until vegetables and tomatoes are soft and juicy.
3. Purée the sauce in a food processor until creamy.
Place back in the saucepan and add some olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Use with pasta , on risotto, on chicken or meat or even dip your bread in it.