Food: tomato coulis recipe

This is a very simple tomato sauce recipe which is delicious as an accompaniment to potato wedges. I also like it as a sauce with basmati rice.  To make it, you will need:


Olive oil

Hot smoked paprika (or substitute this for mild chili powder)




1: Mix the olive oil (approx. 1 tablespoonful of oil) and the hot smoked paprika in a saucepan and bring to a gentle heat. If you can’t source smoked paprika, mild chili powder would be an ok alternative. When making this for two people, I use about half a teaspoon of smoked paprika but adjust the quantities according to taste and how much you are making.

2: Wash and dice the tomatoes into approx. ½ cm cubes. Again, quantities depend on how much you are making. For two people, I use 2 – 3 medium/large tomatoes. Tip them into the saucepan and gently stir them together with the oil and spice. Cook them for 5 minutes and then add a pinch or two of sugar.

3: Let the tomatoes bubble gently for 30 – 40 minutes. The sauce should start to thicken slightly.

4: Check the seasoning – you might want to add salt and pepper or more smoked paprika/mild chili powder.

5: Serve and enjoy.

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