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    Best pasta sauce?

    Hi lads, Can anybody recomend me some good spaghetti/pasta sauce i could try?

    At the moment i use dolmio extra garlic and onions sauce http://www.dolmio.co.uk/DolmioNew/en...n_n_garlic.htm

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    Re: Best pasta sauce?

    I haven't used pasts sauce in years.

    I normally just boil up some filled pasta with a Knorr seasoning cube (or similar).

    Skin a tomato or two, chop finely and add that to the cooked and drained pasta. Then add some mixed herbs, garlic and olive oil. Sometimes I'll add some chopped olives to that as well.

    Quick, simple and tasty.

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    Re: Best pasta sauce?

    I like the Lloyd Grossman ones
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    Re: Best pasta sauce?

    Best pasta sauce: curry sauce!

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    Re: Best pasta sauce?

    Better on chips (imo)
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    Re: Best pasta sauce?

    better on chips?

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    Re: Best pasta sauce?

    Easy to make your own tbh - As Funkstar says, or lightly fry an onion and a clove of garlic (optional), add a can of economy chopped tomatoes, some tomato paste, oregano, basil or mixed herbs, seasoning and let it simmer to reduce it a bit. You can add mushrooms and or olives if you prefer. If you like it a bit thicker you can either add some flour to the lightly fried onions and then add the tomatoes as if you were making a roux, or cheat and add a bit of corn flour mixed with water.

    Any of the commercial ones will do the job though, they all contain much the same stuff.
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    Re: Best pasta sauce?

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
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    Curry Sauce
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    Re: Best pasta sauce?

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Easy to make your own tbh - As Funkstar says, or lightly fry an onion and a clove of garlic (optional), add a can of economy chopped tomatoes, some tomato paste, oregano, basil or mixed herbs, seasoning and let it simmer to reduce it a bit. You can add mushrooms and or olives if you prefer. If you like it a bit thicker you can either add some flour to the lightly fried onions and then add the tomatoes as if you were making a roux, or cheat and add a bit of corn flour mixed with water.

    Any of the commercial ones will do the job though, they all contain much the same stuff.
    If you're making your own sauce, a tsp or so of sugar can really help take away some of the tartness from the Tomato (& Red Wine if added).
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    Re: Best pasta sauce?

    For convenience, those Grossman ones aren't bad.

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    Re: Best pasta sauce?

    Grossmans OK.

    The Jamie Oliver ones are Ok too.

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    Re: Best pasta sauce?

    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatCat View Post
    For convenience, those Grossman ones aren't bad.
    the chilli tomato & lemon (or something similar) is actually very nice

    tonight because im having a drinky lazy weekend i am having a chicken tonight mushroom sauce with extra mushrooms. i am hoping it will tast like the insides from a greggs chicken&mushroom pasty
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    Dolmio are good
    Grossman have good variety although they are average
    Asda branded ones are quite good (3 for £2 )
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    Re: Best pasta sauce?

    Erk.. dolmio ones are horrible.

    Make your own, they're cheaper, and 100 times nicer.

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    Re: Best pasta sauce?

    This is a recipe I got from an Italian chef:

    Olive oil, garlic, chopped chillies (I take the seeds out), tinned tomatoes, herbs (such as oregano or basil), and simple seasoning (salt and pepper).

    Typical pasta tomato sauce but with a bit of a bite from the chilli.

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    Re: Best pasta sauce?

    i tend to just have the tesco branded ones, or make my own with chopped tomatoes etc. i try not to have pasta as a main dinner though, i try to have half the amount of pasta and the rest chicken. lots of pasta in the evening is normally bad.

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