Basic Tomato Sauce

If you were to look at my archives, I have already made dishes that came with tomato sauce before like here and here but I never had a separate entry on making a basic tomato sauce alone.

So why make tomato sauce now? Simply put, I made a basic tomato sauce for my fish and seafood presentation in ISCAHM so I might as well create a separate entry for it. This is an easy home made tomato sauce recipe. This can be used as a pasta sauce too.

So here is a picture of the ingredients.

Chop the onions, mince the garlic, and cut the carrots and celeries into small pieces. Wash your herbs, basil and oregano.

You must have something like this afterwards. Most of my tomato sauces before were more like that of an Italian tomato sauce without carrots and celeries.

Sweat onions and garlic in olive oil.

Add the carrots and celery.

Add tomato paste and continue sauteing.

Continue sweating then add some white wine.

Add the canned tomatoes. You can actually make some fresh tomato sauce but I used the canned ones since tomatoes here in the Philippines aren’t that nice.

Add the herbs then season with salt only.

Reduce (cover pic) then remove the herbs.

Then puree everything in a blender.


And you’re done with your home made tomato sauce. Making tomato sauce is easy eh? I mean, it’s easier than expected.

This is good for your pasta sauce or maybe something for my next presentation.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Try adding just a splash of nam pla. It adds a really nice salinity without making the sauce taste like fish sauce. Also just a little bit of star anise pods when you sweat the onions. I know those ingredients aren’t traditional, but they add a really nice background flavor.


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