Rich and Creamy Tomato Sauce

Even if you don’t like tomatoes most people do like a rich tomato sauce. Its worth taking the time in cooking this sauce to reach that creamy richness and give it a full flavour. 

Rich and Creamy Tomato Sauce
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 onion, diced
  2. 1 large carrot, finely diced
  3. 1tbsp olive oil
  4. 3 garlic cloves, chopped finely
  5. 1 red chilli, finely diced
  6. 2 tsp paprika, smoked or unsmoked
  7. 150ml red wine
  8. 1tsp soft brown sugar
  9. 1 400g can chopped tomatoes
  10. salt and pepper
  11. Optional additions
  12. 1 tsp fennel seeds
Instructions
  1. Sweat onion and carrot in olive oil over a gentle heat for about 10 minutes until soft.
  2. Add garlic, chilli, paprika and fennel seeds if used, and cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring well.
  3. Add the red wine, sugar and tomatoes. Stir well and bring to the boil.
  4. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for a further 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Season to taste.
  6. Remove from heat and liquidise or zap to suit your taste.
  7. I prefer a slightly chunkier sauce to go with fish or pasta.
Tip
  1. I double up on this recipe and have some pots in the freezer for a quick sauce to go with a bowl of pasta or as a pizza topping.
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