|Sandra's No-Tomato Sauce|
I have been using this all over the place... and a bit like the Deli Chicken, it has helped save Failsafe cooking all over again. People on the facebook Failsafe pages are talking about it, it has been translated into Thermomix-ese on the "Something From Nothing" page and here's mine.
Oh, but first, here's ---> Sandra's original.
- 1 tin Red Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
- 150g Pear, about 2 large halves
- 1 teaspoon Citric Acid
- 1/4 cup (50g) Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 2 medium Carrots*, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 stick Celery, roughly chopped
- 4 Spring onions roughly chopped
- 3-4 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 cup Water
- Add all ingredients, except water, to TMX and pulverise on Speed 8 for about 5-8 seconds
- Add water
- With MC in, cook for 25minutes, Speed 3, 100ºC
- Purée by gradually increasing to Speed 9 for about 15 seconds
Verdict: When I first tasted this I thought.... >.< ewwww!... but then I remembered I'd just tasted a sauce! A condiment. A flavour base. Of course it's ewww! But in food... wow! Wow wow wow!!!!! I have used it in lots of things and every time it's great! That's too many exclamation marks in one paragraph, isn't it. But that's how excited I am. !!!!!!!
Tweeks: I am thinking of adding a bit of whiskey next time? I promise I don't drink the stuff... but it really does add another dimension of flavour to some otherwise dull dishes. If you're using Sandra's original recipe at the link, just use the same method as here and reduce the water to a half a cup.
Doubling: I use this so frequently now that I have taken to always making twice as much. This recipe still works very well just doubling all the ingredients and then cooking for 35 minutes.
Where to use Sandra's No-Tomato Sauce:
- Stir a couple of spoons-full through Cannelini beans and warm in a saucepan to re-create commercial Baked Beans
- Into mince to help create a delicious Spaghetti Bolognese
- Spread onto a Pizza as a base sauce or as the only topping. Add Tasty Cheese if you can tolerate it.
- Mix 100g Philadelphia Cream Cheese with 40g of No-Tomato Sauce. You have a new sandwich spread, great for salad sandwiches or as a dip.
- Savoury Pinwheels
- I will add more as I come across them....