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Simple Italian Sauce

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Very Simple Italian Sauce 
This sauce is great to use on Pasta but you can also use it for Pizza Bases or as a Dip with some Crusty Bread.
Serves 2-4 people
Handful of Chopped Fresh Parsley
Handful of Chopped Fresh Basil
1 Clove of Chopped Garlic
1 Tin of Good Quality Chopped Tomato’s
Half Teaspoon of Dried Oregano
1 teaspoon of Balsamic Vinegar (optional)
100g Pasta per Person
Black Pepper
Olive Oil
Burrata (Optional)
Please note: if you don’t have fresh basil or parsley you can used dry)
1. Put a pan of water on a high heat to boil, add a good pinch of salt to your water.
2. Meanwhile whilst the water for the pasta comes to the boil. Heat a non stick pan on a medium high heat.
3. Add a splash of Oil to your pan, once heated, add the dried Oregano and your Chopped Garlic, stir and cook for around 30 seconds.
4. Then add your Fresh Basil, Fresh Parsley and Balsamic Vinegar to the pan and cook for a further 30 seconds.
5. Add the Chopped Tomato’s and a pinch of Sugar, lower the heat to simmer for approx 6-8 mins or until the sauce has reduced.
6. Whilst waiting for your sauce to thicken, you can cook your Pasta following the packet instructions. Make sure to stir your sauce occasionally.
7. When you drain your Pasta save two tablespoons of the water from the Pasta, mix this into your sauce.
8. Add the drained Pasta into your Sauce and Stir.
9. Season with Salt and Pepper to taste.
10. Plate up and add your Burrata. (Optional) you could use Mozzarella or Italian Hard Cheese instead.
Recipe from Tom French