So many tomatoes! Time to start cooking.


Posted by Jason Pullen | Posted in Self Sufficient Living : Cooking, Self Sufficient Living : Guide | Posted on 26-09-2011

Lots of tomatoes... Time to start cooking

As your can see we have a slight glut of tomatoes. So in celebration of tomato pasta for dinner tonight, here is the recipe for it.

What you need

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • fresh chillies
  • 10 large tomatoes (or so!)
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • Bunch of basil leaves, torn into small pieces
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, to serve

What to do and how to do it.

  • Heat the oil in a saucepan and gently cook the onion and garlic until soft and golden.
  • Cut and stir in the tomatoes. I like to leave the skins on but you can easily peel them if you pop them in boiling water for a couple of minutes.
  • Cut some fresh chillies and add balsamic vinegar
  • Bring to a simmer and cook slowly for 40 minutes.
  • Stir in the basil and season with salt and pepper. This can be left chunky or blended in a food processor for a smooth sauce.
  • Serve spooned over cooked pasta with Parmesan cheese.


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