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Slow cooked tomato sauce Recipe

Ingredients for people

  • Tinned peeled tomatoes : 1 kg
  • Onion(s) : 2 whole
  • Garlic clove(s) : 4 whole
  • Stick(s) of celery : 0.5 whole
  • Bay leaf (-ves) : 4 whole
  • Olive oil : 200 ml
  • Maldon salt : 10 g
  • Fresh thyme : 6 sprig
  • Rosemary sprig(s) : 6 whole
Method
  • 1

    Peel and finely dice the onion. Peel and grate the garlic.
    Using a peeler, remove the "ribs" from the celery then finely dice.
    Finely chop the whole tinned tomatoes using a large cooks knife. Alternatively, you could squish them with your hands.

  • 2

    Gently heat the olive oil, add the diced onion , celery and bay leaves. Continue cooking until completely soft and translucent. This could take up to 20 min.

  • 3

    Add the garlic and remaining herbs, followed by the tomatoes and salt. Bring to a boil then simmer on a low heat for 1 hour. Remove the bay leaves and herb sprigs before serving.

Chef's tip

«Make a large batch of this sauce, then divide into smaller portions and freeze.»

A delicious and rich tomato sauce using plenty of aromatic vegetables and herbs

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  • Preparation  10mins
  • Cooking time  1hr30
  • Rest time  0h

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