Tomato glut turned to good use

A good chef always samples the product.
A good chef always samples the product.

N8N food correspondent Kelly Willoughby found herself struggling with a glut of tomatoes from her garden. What to do? Make pizza sauce, of course!

Ingredients

a bucket of tomatoes
1-2 courgettes
8 onions
16 cloves garlic
Large handful fresh basil
1-2 tbsp olive oil
Salt & pepper
1/2 tsp dried coriander

 

Assemble ingredients - mostly homegrown if you're lucky!
Assemble ingredients – mostly homegrown if you’re lucky!

Peel and chop onions and garlic.

Fry in oil, then add chopped tomatoes and courgette (don’t tell anyone there’s courgette in it, they’ll never know!)

In go the tomatoes, courgettes, and herbs.
In go the tomatoes, courgettes, and herbs.

Add herbs – basil and coriander in my case – and reduce as much as possible.

After 30 minutes of cooking, blend in a food processor.

Post-blending, it's starting to look saucy.
Post-blending, it’s starting to look saucy.

Return to heat and season to taste.

Once it’s thickened, you have delicious pizza sauce! I freeze mine in zip lock bags. But not before I’ve tested out on home-made Pizza!

Looks good!
Looks good!

The finished goods. No pics of it being eaten, it didn’t last long enough!

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One thought on “Tomato glut turned to good use

  • February 18, 2014 at 10:07 am
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    Love the look of that pizza it would have gone down a treat!

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