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Easy Tomato Pasta Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jane Miller
Added: Friday, January 16, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
8 Ripe Tomatoes, 1 Spanish Red Onion, 3 Cloves of Garlic, Olive Oil, 1 tbsp sugar, 2 tbsp tomato paste, Olives, Fresh Basil, oregano and parsley, salt and pepper to taste. 1 packet of pasta (around 300-500gms)

Directions:
Directions:
Bring a pot of water to the boil. Score a cross into the skin of the tomatoes and put them into the boiling water. As soon as the skin starts to crack, pull them out and put them in cold water. Put the pasta into the boiling water to cook. Peel the skin, dice into pieces and remove as many of the seeds as you can. Chop the onion and garlic, add to a hot frying pan with a good splash of olive oil. Once the onion starts to go translucent add sugar and caramelise the onion and garlic. At this stage I like to add around 1/3 cup good quality red wine and about 1/3 cup water, but the wine is optional (if you don't use add more water), let simmer to cook off the alcohol then add the tomatoes, olives and tomato paste, simmer for about 5 minutes until the tomato is soft then add the roughly chopped herbs, salt and pepper.
I like lots of basil and parsley and around 2 twigs of oregano but it really depends on your taste and how much you want to put in.
Drain the pasta (DON'T RINSE), return to pot and pour the tomato sauce over the pasta and mix through. Serve with freshly shaved parmesan or similar cheese.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4-6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
10 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The basic tomato sauce can be added to if you want, sometimes we add bacon and sometimes we add a can of butter or broad beans. I like to add anchovies as a garnish before serving. Really easy and really tasty.

 

 

 

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