Versatile Red Sauce And Four Dishes To Make From It
Are you running out of meal ideas to cook for your child every day? Children love variety. Try the famous versatile red sauce by celebrity chef David Rocco and make several dishes out of.
Bored of the usual curry and rice on the table? Why not try making something different? And we bet your kids would love this. The best part is that you need not slog in the kitchen to cook these delicacies. All you need to do is prepare a big batch of homemade red sauce and use it as a base to prepare several dishes. This sauce can be kept in the fridge for up to three days. Using this sauce over the following few days, you can rustle up the rest of the exotic dishes as and when you please. We will show you how!
Before we get to the recipe, know this, that the versatile red sauce recipe is from David Rocco, the Canada-based Italian actor, producer turned chef and TV show host. He is well-known for his hugely popular TV show ‘David Rocco’s Dolce Vita’.
David Rocco’s basic red sauce
(makes about 4 cups)
4 tbsp (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
1 can tomato purée
4 garlic cloves (coarsely chopped)
Chilli pepper flakes (optional)
Salt to taste
2 tsp each of fresh rosemary and thyme
Sugar (a pinch)
Heat the olive oil in a pan.
Add the garlic cloves and, if you like a bit of heat, some chilli pepper flakes too.
You can substitute onions for the garlic or use both, depending on what you like.
When they’re gently browned, pour the tomato purée and some salt and sugar.
Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
Add the rosemary and thyme, stir them in and remove the pan from the fire.