Roasted tomato sauce with basil

Trust me, you only need this one tomato sauce recipe. Tomatoes have anti-inflammatory properties and rank high on the list of gut healthy foods.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 kg cherry tomatoes (approximate is fine)
  • 1 pinch Cayenne pepper (it is strong!)
  • Good olive oil, 3 tbsp
  • Balsamico, 1 tbsp
  • Approx. 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • Maldon salt, a pinch
  • 7-8 fresh basil leaves
  • Herbes des Provence, 1 tbsp

METHOD

  • Mix cherry tomatoes and brown sugar, Cayenne pepper, Herbes des Provence, balsamico, salt and olive oil in an oven proof dish
  • Place the dish in a cold oven and turn heat to 250 degrees Celsius
  • When the oven reaches 250 turn it off and leave the pot inside without opening the door (last part is important to trap heat and moisture)
  • Leave for at least 2 hours. Or start in the morning and remove from oven when you come home from work
  • Place in a bowl or jar and add the fresh basil leaves
  • Use a handheld or regular blender and mix into a smooth sauce
  • Blend less to get more texture in the sauce, if you prefer.

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