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Friday, January 13, 2017

Home Made Restaurant Style Pizza Sauce

I enjoy adding tomato based coulis in my Italian dishes, sauces when fused with ravioli, pizza, puffs, tacos and even with salads builds a fine dash of taste and pleasing aroma because of its different levels of herbs and spices. I relish the fragrance of dried oregano in my flavorsome dish, they are flavor bombs giving rise to a lively and fresh feel in my meal. Today I am sharing my home made recipe of pizza sauce flowed in straight from the air of Italy, also known as napoletana sauce. I have made a little tweak in my pizza sauce, although you can do this with minced onions while simmering the sauce, for a change I have simply turned down the addition of onions. What I like about my sauce is that I can control whatever that goes into it, whether it’s the amount of heat or sugar!

It’s an instant sauce cooked until the sweet and tangy taste mash up wonderfully with herbs and spices, delicious pizza meal set on the dinner table in just 30 minutes; they’re perfect plat du jour for weekend gatherings. To be honest, I boil some pasta on the side for husband to serve with pasta or as a dip. I have been getting tons of requests via E-mail, Instagram and Facebook to post few sauce recipes and here it is, right before the weekend! Team up with any of your Italian recipes and hope you enjoy, feel free to come back and comment if you do!

Home Made Restaurant Style Pizza Sauce

Home Made Restaurant Style Pizza Sauce

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 2-3 persons

1 cup tomato puree
2-3 tablespoons tomato ketchup
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic paste, you can even use peeled and minced garlic
2 tablespoons red chili flakes
1 tablespoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
A pinch of sugar
Salt to taste

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and add garlic paste when the pan is hot. When the garlic turns off its raw fragrance, pour tomato puree in the skillet and cook for 5-8 minutes on a low flame stirring occasionally.
  • Stir well and bring it to simmer, season with salt and 1 tablespoon dried oregano, ¼ teaspoon dried thyme, a pinch of sugar, 2 tablespoons red chili flakes and add 2-3 tablespoons tomato ketchup. Cook an additional 5-8 minutes and allow it to simmer on a low heat.
  • Adjust the seasoning and spice and remove from the pan, you can store the sauce in an airtight jar for a week. Enjoy!
It’s so easy to make, simply throw all the ingredients and simmer on the stove for less than 20 minutes and what you end up is a thick sauce with a perfect balance of sweet, sour and spice; perfect on chicken, meat and veggies!

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That's it guys, super easy pizza and pasta sauce!

Lots of Love!


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