Tuesday, February 14, 2012

ROASTED TOMATO SAUCE & HAPPY VALENTINES DAY





So yesterday was my daughters 8th Birthday and Saturday will be her party!
Hence I am up to the eye balls with party boxes, garlands, baking,sticking things etc...
BUT today is Valentines day, the day filled with red, pink and hearts. So I thought I'd sneak in a quick recipe filled with red... sorry no heart baked good this year.
This recipe is a guide line and you can vary it according to what you have in your fridge and herb garden or pantry - of course you have to have tomatoes. The variety of tomatoes doesn't matter but a lovely bunch of deep red, sun kissed and preferable organic will make a very delicious sauce which can be used on anything!
I use mine in pasta, on gnocchi, on pizzas and for dipping for chips etc...
As with most recipes - the better the ingredients the better the dish.


ROASTED TOMATO SAUCE
a bunch or two of tomatoes
an onion or two
olive oil
a teaspoon or 2 of  brown sugar
salt
pepper
basil
oregano
thyme

METHOD
Wash and cut your tomatoes in half. Place them in an oven dish with the cut side facing up.
Finely dice your onion and sprinkle on top.
Sprinkle over your olive oil - just a glug.
Season with a nice handful of herbs (washed and broken up)
season with salt and pepper and some brown sugar.
Place in the oven at 180 degrees celcius and roast until soft and mushy (stirring occasionally).
Take out then you have soft and sagging tomatoes that yield to your thumb and the surrounding liquid is thick.
Allow to cool slightly and place in a blender and pulse/ blend until desired consistency.

*hint* for a creamy tomato pasta sauce add some cream when blending

Can be bottled and kept in the fridge for a few days

enjoy


9 comments:

  1. Happy Valentines! Tomatoes look delicious- I should eat more tomatoes :)

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  2. Looks delicious!!! I wish fresh tomatoes were in season here right now!!! Ahh, to bite into a freshly picked tomato...... :)

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    1. oh yum! - sorry that they are out of season for you! i will be missing them when you have them in your part of the world too!

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  3. This sauce recipe could add a homemade touch to any meal. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. This roasted tomato recipe of yours is totally rockin' my tomato cravings. I'm crazy about these flavorful red gems that I try to incorporate them with most of the food I'm preparing. These totally look delicious. I'm bookmarking this now. P.S. Have a great time on your daughters birthday party this Saturday! Take Care!

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  5. Delicious recipe.
    Nice day!

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