If you ever find yourself nearing the kid’s teatime but with no idea what they’re going to eat, then this simple, storecupboard tomato sauce is a lifesaver. It contains very basic ingredients and is salt free, so perfect for les enfants.
Glug of olive oil
Clove of garlic
420g can of chopped tomatoes
Pinch dried mixed herbs
1 tsp sugar
1tsp cornflour (mixed with a little water to form a runny liquid)
Heat the oil in a small saucepan, then lightly sizzle the garlic until it’s just turning golden. Then chuck in the toms, add the sugar and herbs and bring to the boil. Remove from heat and whizz with a hand blender until you have a smooth sauce. Finally stir in the liquid cornflour and return to a low heat for ten minutes or so. Et voila. A lovely, thick, tasty sauce which is great with pasta but also works well with rice or cous cous. You can use it as a pizza sauce too! I find this recipe makes two double portions, so I tend to use half and freeze the remainder.