Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Super quick pizza sauce (no cooking)

This is a really cool, super quick pizza sauce recipe, that I came across in www.allrecipes.com. All it mainly requires is tomato paste, oregano and olive oil. These are things that we might have in our pantry if we cook Italian food at home.

The recipe mentions, that this sauce can be used as marinara over pasta..but I personally think it wouldnt hit the mark, on pasta. You need fresh tomatoes for a good marinara sauce. Tinned stuff dont quite make it there. But of course, if you fall in love with this sauce, go ahead..pour over some pasta and have a good time.

Here's how it is made..

Level: Easy
Serves: Makes almost 3 cups of sauce

1 can tomato paste (6 ounces)
1.5 to 2 cups water
1/3 cup olive oil
4 to 5 cloves of garlic, grated
Salt to taste
2 tsp ground black pepper
1.5 tsp oregano

Step 1 - In a bowl, add the tomato paste, olive oil and water. Mix well till all the liquids combine well.

Step 2 - Add the salt, pepper, oregano and garlic. Mix well. 


Real easy right? 

In the picture above, I have smeared this sauce over some sliced english muffins. Have topped it with onions, bell peppers, corn and of course some cheese. Baked in a 350 Deg. F. oven for 13 - 15 mins or till the base looks crusty on the sides. Makes a great appetizer for a party.


You can adjust the quantity of garlic as per your liking. 

Any kind of dried italian herbs would work in this recipe. I had oregano at home and so I used it. If you have rosemary or basil or even assorted just add it in. It may change the flavor a bit, but will still be yum!

1 comment:

  1. Now these are real good.. amazing snack, dinner, movie time meal !!!