Homemade Tomato Sauce for Pizza

Homemade pizza with homemade tomato pizza sauce

No pizza is complete without a little red sauce to pave the way to a culinary taste explosion – here is my version…

Best ever tomato sauce

a good glug of olive oil

5 cloves of garlic

1 big handful of fresh basil leaves

2 x 400 g tinned plum tomatoes

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

 

Method

  1.  Peel and finely slice the garlic cloves.
  2. Shred the basil leaves.
  3. Pour the oil into a large saucepan and place over a medium heat.
  4. Once the oil is hot, place the garlic into the pan and gently fry.  Take care not to burn it as it will go bitter.
  5. Pour in the tomatoes followed by the basil.
  6. Let it blip away for 10-20 minutes on a very low heat.  Stir every now and then.
  7. Take off the heat and blitz the sauce with a hand blender  to break down the big tomato pieces.
  8. If you have time:  Pass the sauce through a sieve to make it extra smooth and silky.
  9. Season to taste.
  10. If you want a richer sauce, let it blip away on a very low heat for another 5-10 minutes before spreading over your homemade pizza dough and topping it with your favourite ingredients.

 

 

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