BASIC TOMATO SAUCE
• 5 tbsp sunflower oil • 4 red chillies, whole • 8 cloves garlic, roughly chopped • 1kg tinned whole peeled tomatoes • 1kg ripened fresh tomatoes • 1 sprig of rosemary • 1 tbsp sugar • 1 tbsp salt • freshly ground black pepper 1. In a large pot, warm the oil, then add the chilli and garlic, and cook for about 3 minutes on a medium heat. 2. Add the tomatoes, rosemary, sugar, salt and freshly ground black pepper, and cook for 40 minutes. 3. Taste the sauce as you go and check if you need to add more salt or sugar as tomatoes always differ slightly in their acidity and sweetness, and it’s necessary to keep track of that difference and adapt the balance as you go. 4. With a hand blender, blend the sauce until thick and creamy, cool down completely and store in an airtight container in the fridge.