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Simple tomato sauce

Simple tomato sauce

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"A simple tomato sauce that can be adjusted easily to your taste! Leave out the anchovies if you don’t like them, add more (or less) garlic, sprinkle in dried or fresh herbs, finish with a knob of butter, or spice it up with chili flakes. If you have whole canned tomatoes, you can use them, just purée or break them up with a spoon. Great with pasta, on pizza, as a base for baked eggs, or any dish where a super savory, lush tomato sauce is called for. #stayhomekeepcooking"
Easy 👌
20 min
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3 tbsp
olive oil
1 clove
400 g
canned crushed tomatoes


cutting board, saucepan, cooking spoon

  • Step 1/ 2
    • 3 tbsp olive oil
    • 2 anchovies
    • 1 clove garlic
    • cutting board
    • saucepan
    • cooking spoon

    Crush garlic with your palm and remove peel. Add olive oil to a saucepan and heat over medium. Add anchovies and let cook, breaking up with a spoon.

  • Step 2/ 2
    • 400 g canned crushed tomatoes
    • salt
    • pepper

    Once the anchovies are broken up and mostly dissolved in the olive oil, add the garlic clove, canned tomatoes, and a hearty pinch of salt. Mix to combine and let simmer on low heat, stirring occasionally, for 15 min. (If the sauce is splattering a lot, partially cover to avoid the mess.) Season to taste with more salt and pepper before serving. (For a smoother sauce, purée or blend before using.)

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Simple tomato sauce


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