Dinner time, just like everyday! Extra tired and uninspired I made my way to the kitchen. We hadn’t had pasta in a while but wondering what I could serve it with. I usually keep back up sauces in jars but thought my family deserved something fresher and more natural.
Luck of the draw has it that at the back of the fridge was a bag with vine ripened tomatoes, I got all excited and then noticed the poor things had seen better days! After a thorough analysis I concluded that they still hadn’t reached that “rotten stage” but were more on the “too soft stage of life”, so there is still hope!
Out came my food processor, I ran outside and pulled a big bunch of basil and a nice helping of thyme and oregano and ran back in surrounded with these lovely aromatic herbs!
I placed the mushy tomatoes and herbs into the food processor and let them become a bigger mush!
I chopped a small onion and a couple of garlic cloves and sautéed them with a drizzle of olive oil till it was nice and tender and then I added my mush to it. Added some salt and pepper to taste, a nice squeeze of Sriracha Chili sauce and my lovely freshly made homemade “Fiery Tomato Sauce” was on its way!
The lovely aroma coming from the pan is hard to describe, but just take my word, it was to die for…….:-)
I let it all simmer for a bit and when nearly all the liquid from the tomatoes had evaporated I added a little bit of cream and presto!
By then I had cooked some bow ties al dente, dished the pasta out and topped it with a healthy helping of my “fiery tomato sauce”.
So there you go, even dying tomatoes can be repurposed in a flash!