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Jamie Oliver: Quick Recipe for 3 Minute Tomato Sauce

by Jessica Bolewski
In just three minutes, Jamie Oliver catapults us straight into an Italian trattoria. How does he do it? With his quick recipe for 3-minute tomato pasta sauce.

Ciao bella! There is probably nothing like a fruity tomato sauce that perfectly balances the taste of spiciness, sweetness and acidity. Just like what you get served in an Italian trattoria. Jamie Oliver proves that it doesn't take hours to cook such a tomato sauce.

On his YouTube channel, the star chef shows how foodies can conjure up a wonderfully creamy pasta sauce in just three minutes. For preparation he uses practical tricks from the kitchen: For example, he uses frozen vegetables for an extra vitamin kick, reaches for fresh pasta from the refrigerated shelf to save time during cooking and adds a dash of pasta water for more creaminess Sauce. The 3-minute tomato sauce is child's play to prepare and is one of Jamie Oliver's fastest lightning recipes.

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Jamie Oliver: Recipe for 3-Minute Pasta Sauce

The ingredients:

  • 1 red chilli
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 stems of basil
  • 1 can of whole peeled tomatoes (400 g)
  • 250 g fresh lasagna plates (from the cooling shelf) or other fresh pasta types
  • 80 g frozen peas or other green vegetables
  • 1 small piece of parmesan

The preparation:

  1. Bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil. Preheat a pan.
  2. Halve the chilli, remove the seeds (they are responsible for the heat) and finely chop. Finely chop the garlic cloves as well.
  3. Add the olive oil, chilli and garlic to the pan and sauté, stirring frequently.
  4. Wash the basil, shake it dry and pluck the leaves from the stems. Finely chop the stems and add them to the pan as well.
  5. Mash the whole peeled tomatoes with your hands over the pan and add to the pan with the tomato juice. Fill the empty can with a dash of warm water, swirl it briefly and also add to the hot pan.
  6. Use a knife to cut the lasagna plates into narrow strips - à la tagliatelle or pappardelle - and cook in boiling water in just a few minutes. It is worth taking a look at the packaging's preparation recommendation.
  7. Put the frozen peas in the tomato sauce and cook at the same time.
  8. Put the cooked lasagne noodles dripping wet in the tomato sauce and stir well. The clinging pasta water is rich in starch and makes the sauce smoother. Let everything simmer together for 30 seconds. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  9. Serve the quick 3-minute tomato sauce with the pasta and freshly grated parmesan.

When preparing the quick 3-minute pasta sauce, it is worth taking a look in the pantry. Because this dish also tastes wonderful with olives, corn, feta or other herbs and can be varied according to your mood.

Sources used: youtube.com/jamieoliver