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Tomato Sauce - Caramelised Recipe

quick and easy to make, and more delicious than you could imagine such simple ingredients could produce.
An excellent accompaniment to simply cooked fish. Fish Fillets; Frying (q.v.).

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Key Features

  • Suitable for Vegetarians


450g/1lb fresh Tomatoes, or if lacking flavour a 400g tin of the best whole tomatoes
1 big clove of Garlic, peeled and chopped
150ml/5 fl oz good Olive Oil
Salt and freshly-ground Pepper
30g/1oz Butter


1. Cut the tomatoes in two and de-seed. Pouring the juice through a sieve to add later.
2. Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/Gas 6.
3. Pour the olive oil into a roasting tin, spread the tomatoes out on top and roast in the oven for 45 minutes. The tomatoes should look slightly burnt, don't worry, this is fine.
4. Place the roasting tin on a medium heat, then add the chopped garlic and 600ml/1 pint of water.
5. Deglaze the pan to loosen the tomatoes, and cook for a further 30 minutes.
6. Liquidise the sauce, then sieve it into a stainless steel saucepan.
7. Season with a little salt and pepper.
· Can be prepared ahead up to this point, and re-heated
8. Whisk in set aside tomato juice and the butter just before serving.

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