Back to basics – hearty tomato sauce

Back to basics – hearty tomato sauce

A lot of recipes require a seriously good foundation that you can build on, Be it a rich stock, a fragrant spice mix or a flavorsome sauce, a “base” is something you cannot go without and will need time and time again.

I am in habit of frequently creating and cooking bases in large batches, then portioning and freezing for when needed. My freezer looks like a cabinet out of a chemistry lab; filled to the brink with clear plastic bags containing all sorts of colorful liquids. I find it much easier to freeze in zip-up bags rather than in boxes – first of all I can more or less see what’s inside (labeling is still a must though, even if only for time’s keep) second, separating into smaller portions works so much better – you only defrost what you need (have you ever tried to break off half a frozen block of stock?) and third – bags do take less fridge space; Most bases, being liquid or of a soft consistency will freeze flat when put in a bag, hence easier to store, stack and organize.

Ingredients

  • 1 garlic head
  • 4-5 celery sticks
  • 2 cups peeled, chopped plum tomatoes
  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 5 tbsp garlic olive oil
  • 1 small glass of good white wine
  • 2 tbsp savoury
  • 2 tbsp sweet paprika
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Read the whole recipe on Greedy Foodster