I made up a spicy tomato sauce to go with tonight’s Tapas inspired party at a neighbours.
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion – finely chopped
2 fat cloves garlic – finely chopped or mashed
1 stick celery – finely chopped
2 roasted red peppers – finely chopped
2 red chilis – finely chopped
1 dried red chili – crumbled
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon caster sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 litre passata
Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the onion, garlic and celery. Fry gently until softened then add the peppers, fresh and dried chilis, paprika powder, sugar and salt. Stir well then add the passata, simmer gently with the lid off until reduced by about a third.
Serve warm with fried potatoes or quite nice smeared onto toast with cream cheese.