Spicy Tomato Sauce

Spicy Tomato Sauce

3 cloves garlic

4 tbs olive oil

1 tbs fresh basil finely chopped

2 red onions finely chopped

700g tinned diced tomatoes

1 tbs tomato paste

salt and pepper

1 tbs hot smoked paprika

1 tbs brown sugar

Nuts & Bolts

1. In a pan on medium heat add olive oil, onions, garlic, fresh basil and sweet for 3-5 minutes.

2. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add sugar and juice from  tinned tomatoes. Add tomato paste and paprika and cook for about 20 minutes on a low heat.

3. The tomato juice should reduce to half of what you started with.

4. Now add the diced tomatoes and simmer for about 5-7 minutes.

5. Toss in a few fresh basil leaves.  Fill jar with warm sauce, seal, and let it cool down.

Refrigerate when cool.

I live in Adelaide (Australia) with my husband, my two adorable Norwegian cats ( Zeus and Zena ), a chicken, and a pigeon who now also thinks that he is a chicken! My ancestry is French so it goes without saying that my favourite place is Paris. The food, culture and atmosphere of Paris is nothing short of amazing.

I am a self taught home cook who loves big flavours in food. My passion for food surfaced when I was 10 years old, watching TV chef Ian Hewitson and learning different techniques. Since then, the food of Adrian Richardson and Jamie Oliver has been my inspiration. I love how one can create a healthy full flavoured meal from just the simplest of ingredients. I especially love chilli and garlic and use them in most of my food.

I enjoy hosting dinner parties for friends and family. Curries and rustic style dishes are my firm favorites and I know that my family and friends all agree! Just place it all in the middle of the table and let everyone help themselves enjoying great food with good company.

I create flavoursome low calorie recipes which are featured on the internationally known website Weigh Yourself Slim.

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