Easy Tomato Pasta Sauce – Italian Classique

About Easy Tomato Pasta Sauce

To make an easy tomato pasta sauce I use a very few ingredients. A simple combination of olive oil, garlic and off course, tomatoes makes the sauce great tasting and smelling every time.

The most of the year I use a canned tomatoes. I try to buy a great quality ones, whole and peeled, with lots of juices inside of the can. In the summer, tomatoes have a nice bright red colour and taste much differently. Much better, I’d say. In this case I prefer using a a couple of them to prepare my easy tomato pasta sauce. Usually 6 large ripe tomatoes are enough to make four portions of tomato pasta sauce.

To peel the tomato skin easily I immerse the fresh tomato in the hot water for 30 seconds first. I peel and slice the tomatoes into large cubes. The fresh tomatoes should be rich in juices, so adding water is not necessary while cooking the tomato sauce. The rest of the cooking process and time is the same as with a canned tomatoes.

When the sauce is ready I remove it from the heat immediately. Sometimes I add a handful of freshly chopped basil leaves into the sauce finally, to make it  more aromatic.

The most famous tomato in Italy’s cuisine is San Marzano. Grown in the Campanian provincies of Naples, Avellino and Salerno. This area, which features mountains, a volcano and water creates a great climate in which the tomato flourishes. The tomatoes grown in the nutrient rich soil, keep its fresh taste even if canned for months. This is why all the fresh tomato sauces  used for pasta and pizza toppings taste so special in Naples.

Serve your easy tomato sauce immediately on the top of your favorite pasta. I prefer serving long type of pasta, like spaghetti, spaghettini or linguine with my tomato sauce. Sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese over the top.

I hope you will enjoy cooking your easy tomato pasta sauce. I look forward to receiving your comments below. :)

Easy Tomato Pasta Sauce - Italian Classique
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Easy Tomato Pasta Sauce - Italian Classique
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Instructions
  1. Prepare all your ingredients.
  2. In the large sauce pan heat olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Puree the tomatoes with an electric blender until coarse, not smooth consistency too much.
  4. Pour the tomato puree into the sauce pan.
  5. Add salt, sugar and garlic and combine well.
  6. Lower the heat and let the sauce simmer slowly for 20 minutes, stirring ocasionally.
  7. Meanwhile cook the spaghetti in the large pot of boiling salted water until al dente.
  8. Drain the spaghetti through a pasta colander.
  9. Remove the sauce pan from the heat.
  10. Add a handful of fresh chopped basil leaves into the sauce, if using.
  11. Pour the tomato sauce over spaghetti and combine well.
  12. Arrange tomato spaghetti on the serving plates.
  13. Sprinkle a freshly grated parmesan cheese over the top.
  14. Serve your easy tomato sauce pasta immediately and enjoy.
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How to Make Chicken Burritos – Red Beans Included

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Making burritos is simple and the most of people enjoy burritos as a quick to prepare lunch or dinner. I usually make my burritos using a chicken breasts, cut into chunks. The most favorite combination to make a burrito filling in our family is a chicken with red beans.

I don’t make the chicken burritos too much spicy usually. Adding a cayenne red pepper makes the burritos spicy enough. Those who prefer to enjoy eating a very spicy burritos, can add the hot tomato salsa on the top of filling before wrapping up the burritos.

I like to prepare the chicken for burritos in advance. It makes chicken tasting even more delicious, once it has enough time to absorb all the spices. I combine the chicken with all the spices in the large bowl. Always use the larger bowl than the one you thought you’d need. :) I put the chicken into the fridge to let it rest for at least one hour. Also you can prepare your chicken a day before.

The rest of preparing your chicken burritos is very quick and easy. It is not necessary to overcook the chicken. I usually cook it for 5 – 7 minutes until cooked through, stirring constantly. The chicken will start to produce quite enough juices. I wait until the juices reduce slightly, before adding the red beans finally. I combine chicken with red beans, stirring for additional 1-2 minutes. Then I remove my burrito filling from the heat.

Heat your wheat tortillas slightly and arrange the chicken and red beans filling in the middle of each of them. Wrap the tortillas tightly to make burritos and serve immediately.

I hope you will enjoy making your homemade chicken burritos and you will get inspired by my simple recipe. Looking forward to receiving your comments below. :)

 

How to Make Chicken Burritos - Red Beans
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8 burritos
How to Make Chicken Burritos - Red Beans
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8 burritos
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Instructions
  1. Prepare all your fresh ingredients.
  2. Cut chicken breasts into chunks.
  3. In the large bowl combine and mix well chicken with garlic, cumin, cayenne pepper, sea salt,freshly ground black pepper, olive oil and lime juice.
  4. Let it rest in the fridge for one hour at least.
  5. Heat the large frying pan over medium heat. It takes about 5 minutes.
  6. Add chicken into the pan and cook about 5-7 minutes, stirring constantly, until chicken is cooked through and the excess juices reduce partially.
  7. Add red beans to the chicken and stir until well combined and heated.
  8. Remove from the heat.
  9. Heat the wheat tortillas in the microwave oven.
  10. Arrange the chicken in the middle of each tortilla.
  11. Top with your favorite tomato salsa, mild or hot, if you prefer.
  12. Wrap the tortilla tightly.
  13. Serve your chicken burritos immediately and enjoy.
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Chicken Tomato Sauce Recipe – Served with Your Favorite Pasta

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I guess, there is nothing simpler than cooking a fresh pasta sauce to serve as your main dish at dinner. If you like pasta sauces which combine meat and tomatoes you can enjoy your chicken tomato sauce tonight. I use chicken breasts to make this pasta sauce. There are two options when it comes to adding tomatoes to your sauce. The most of the year I use canned plum tomatoes, which taste great. I puree them but I don’t like to make a very smooth tomato puree for this purpose. I puree the tomatoes with a couple of shots only. As a result of that, the consistensy of the tomato puree is coarse, containing the larger pieces of tomatoes.

In the summer when there are fresh, juicy and bright red tomatoes available, I use a couple of them to make this sauce tasting differently. I peel and chop them roughly before I add them to the chicken. To peel the tomato skin easily, immerse the fresh tomatoes in the hot water for 30 seconds first. I cook the sauce for a couple of minutes more, then I remove the sauce pan  from the heat, to keep the tomatoes as fresh as possible.

The main ingredients I use following  my chicken tomato sauce recipe is chicken, plum tomatoes and a heavy cream. Adding the heavy cream at the end of cooking, helps to make the sauce smoother and tasting delicious. To use one clove of crushed garlic is enough, as we want just to enhance the flavour of the sauce slihtly. Also, adding the ingredients gradually, one by one, helps to improve the final taste of your sauce.

Serve your chicken tomato sauce on the nest of your favorite either dried or fresh pasta. I found it the best to serve tagliatelle with this sauce. Sprinkle the pasta with a freshly grated parmesan cheese over the top before serving. Finally drizzle with olive oil if you prefer.

I hope you’ll enjoy cooking your chicken tomato pasta sauce. I’d be more than happy if you  leave me your comments below. :)

Chicken Tomato Sauce Recipe - Served with Your Favorite Pasta
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Chicken Tomato Sauce Recipe - Served with Your Favorite Pasta
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4 persons
Servings
4 persons
Ingredients
Servings: persons
Instructions
  1. Prepare all the fresh ingredients.
  2. Cut chicken breasts into chunks.
  3. In the large sauce pan heat olive oil over medium heat until hot but not smoking.
  4. Cook chicken until it changes its colour to golden brown, reduce the heat and let the chicken simmer for 5 more minutes.
  5. Puree plum tomatoes to coarse consistency.
  6. Pour the tomato puree over the chicken, add crushed garlic, season with salt, sugar and let it simmer slowly for 5 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile cook your pasta in the large pot of boiling, salted water until al dente.
  8. Add heavy cream into the sauce finally and let the sauce simmer for 10 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  9. Remove the sauce from the heat.
  10. Season with a freshly ground black pepper.
  11. Drain the tagliatelle through the colander with large holes.
  12. Top tagliatelle with the chicken tomato sauce, sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese and serve immediately. Enjoy your fresh dinner.
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