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Recipe: How To Cook Easy Tomato Sauce

By Chinelo Eze
30 May 2022   |   11:24 am
Tomato sauce refers to a variety of tomato-based sauces that are often served as part of a meal rather than as a side dish. Tomato sauces are commonly used for meat and vegetables, but they're best recognized as the base for carbs like rice and spaghetti dishes. Tomatoes have a deep taste, a high water…

Tomato sauce refers to a variety of tomato-based sauces that are often served as part of a meal rather than as a side dish.

Tomato sauces are commonly used for meat and vegetables, but they’re best recognized as the base for carbs like rice and spaghetti dishes.

Tomatoes have a deep taste, a high water content, a soft flesh that breaks down easily, and the proper composition to thicken into a sauce without the use of thickeners.

All of these characteristics make them great for easy-to-make sauces.

INGREDIENTS

  • Fresh plum tomatoes (strong)
  • Protein of your choice(preferably chicken)
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Green pepper
  • Spring onions
  • Green peas
  • Scotch Bonnet pepper
  • Onions 
  • Vegetable/sunflower oil
  • Seasoning cubes to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry powder 
  • Dried thyme

METHOD

  1. Season the chicken with all the spices of your choice and boil till tender. Set it aside. 
  2. Chop all vegetables into large chunks and set aside. 
  3. Add some oil to a saucepan or pot. Add the onions and some Seasoning cubes, a little curry and salt to taste. 
  4. Now add the tomatoes and green peas and stir fry for about 15 mins. 
  5. Add the chicken and chicken stock into the tomato and bring to a boil. 
  6. Add all the vegetables starting with the carrots. 
  7. Allow to cook for about 2 to 5mins on high heat depending on how tender you like your veggies. 
  8. Bring down from heat and serve with rice, potatoes, yam, spaghetti or plantain.

Enjoy.