If anyone has ever tried gluten free pasta then you will know that it does not in any shape or form live up to the same standards as normal pasta. I have discovered that the best way to still eat a pasta dish is to make my own sauce and to pack it with as much flavour as possible. I thought I would share my recipe with you all in hope that it can cheer up your gluten free pasta or make a yummy meal with normal pasta!
This sauce is sweet, tomatoey and full of taste.
In order to make this you will need:
- 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
- Half an onion
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 2 large tomatoes
- Handful of basil
- Tin of chopped tomatoes
- 2 Tsp oregano
- 1 Tsp sugar
- Salt and Pepper
Wash all the vegetables and then chop half the onion, 3 garlic cloves and add in the basil.
Heat some oil in a saucepan and then add the onions, garlic and basil. Then add 2 Tsp of oregano and fry until the onion softens and begins to brown.
Wash and chop the tomatoes into quarters and then add them to the saucepan and continue to fry until they soften. Once softened pour in the tin of chopped tomatoes and a splash of boiling water.
Season with salt and pepper and add the teaspoon of sugar, then leave to simmer for 10 minutes. Remember to stir at regular intervals to prevent it from burning at the bottom of the pan.
At this stage I change into my apron in order to liquidize the sauce. This is optional and I’m sure the sauce would be just as yummy chunky. This sauce is my 1 year old cousin’s favourite treat with pasta when she visits and so when I cook it I tend to make enough to save for her.
Above is the finished sauce – both our portion and a little portion for my cousin. I’m looking forward to seeing her tomorrow and feeding her this sauce with some of her pasta and cheese.
I’ve recently discovered this brand of gluten free pasta and I can honestly say it is the best I have tried to date! It is made from corn flour rather than rice flour and so does not have that horrible sweet after taste. Furthermore, corn flour and water are the only ingredients!
Let me know what you think of this sauce if you try it!