Yet another spicy tomato sauce

  • Yield : 1 bowl
  • Servings : 3-4
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 30m

Yet another spicy tomato sauce
This is a classic spicy tomato sauce that is used in Spanish tapas especially with the quintessential Patatas Bravas.


Step 1

In a deep sauce pan, heat the olive oil and saute the onions and the garlic making sure that the garlic does not burn. Cook the onion and garlic until soft. Add the tomatoes and cook till they are soft. i prefer not to over cook the tomatoes. Add the red peppers and cook till they are al dente soft. Cook the mixture till most of the juice has evaporated.

Step 2

Add the chilli flakes, cumin, white wine vinegar, sugar and seasoning of salt and pepper and cook for another few minutes. Add Tabasco sauce to taste and remove it from the heat.

Step 3

Wait for it to cool and then puree in a mixer. If you are not using the red pepper, then the tomatoes will turn orange when a blender or food processor is used. Dress and mix the extra virgin olive oil.

Step 4

Let it return to room temperature before using.

My Notes
1. You can vary the quantity of red chilli powder to increase or reduce the spice.
2. Add cumin powder and chopped celery if you want to give it a middle eastern flavor.
3. The red peppers give the sauce a vibrant red color and sweeten the sauce. Vary the quantity you use to your liking.
4. You can also boil the tomatoes till the skin splits, leave to cool, remove the skin, chop and use.

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