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Napoli Sauce

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Splash of olive oil
1 brown onion chopped
1 carrot chopped
1 stick of celery chopped
1 tsp crushed garlic
1/2 bunch basil
1/2 glass red wine
2 tins crushed tomatoes
300ml of water
Salt and pepper
1 tbsp of sweet soy sauce
1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar


1. Heat a heavy based pot, add olive oil then fry onion, carrot, celery, garlic and basil until softened, pour over the red wine and reduce by half.

2. Pour in the tomatoes and water, add the salt and pepper, soy sauce and balsamic. Bring to a vigorous boil then turn down to a simmer for one hour.

3. Once your sauce has reduced by about a third, blend until smooth.

4. Serve over pasta, use as a pizza sauce, you can even turn it into a soup.

Napoli Sauce