Fresh Tomato Olive Butter Sauce

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  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Ready in: 5-6 mins
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
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Fresh Tomato Olive Butter Sauce
 

This is a great sauce which is both quick and easy to make. A must for midweek meals such as, cooked meats, fish, pasta or rice.

Ingredients

  • 500g ripe tomatoes at room temperature, halved, seeds removed
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • sugar
  • 50mls extra virgin olive oil
  • 50g cold unsalted butter, very small cubes
  • 4 tbsp tomato flesh free of skin and seeds
  • 2 tbsp fresh, finely chopped chives/tarragon

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Method

  • Place the tomatoes and paste into liquidiser and blitz until smooth.
  • Pass through a fine sieve into a bowl.
  • When ready to serve, really gently heat the puree but do not cook it.
  • Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter very quickly, then the olive oil.
  • Season with salt, pepper and a little sugar.
  • Finally add the chives/tarragon and tomato flesh.
  • Serve with cooked meats, fish, pasta or rice.

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