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Tomato sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

  • 1 red finger chilli, roughly chopped

  • 1 tin chopped plum tomatoes, sieved

  • 100ml/fl oz extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 bunch fresh basil, torn

  • Maldon sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation method

  1. Place the onion, garlic and chilli in a blender and blend to a paste. Add the tomatoes and blend again.

  2. With the motor running add the olive oil in a light, steady stream, to form an emulsion.

  3. Season generously with salt and black pepper. Place in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and allow the sauce to cook for 10-15 minutes.

  4. Finally stir in the basil.

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