I figured it was better to write a post on this as it is the base and key to several dishes. Jollof rice, Meat Stew, Vegetable Stew…I even use it for Yam Pottage.
The ingredients vary depending on who you ask. You can add more Habaneros to make it more spicy; some people add green peppers; some blend with spices. The proportion of these ingredients vary from person to person as well. I have shared my standard below. This recipe yields about 4 cups of tomato sauce.
8 Medium Roma Tomatoes
1 red bell pepper
1 medium onion (red or white)
1 tbsp ground ginger
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup water
You can multiply the quantities if you need more of the sauce. I add the ginger and garlic mostly for their health benefits.
Blend finely and use as needed.
I typically use my amazing KitchenAid blender. This blender is very powerful and the ‘puree’ option ensures that you get perfectly smooth blended tomato sauce which is essential to several dishes. I use this to blend beans as well for dishes like akara and I’ve never had it quit on me. Want 1? Click below to get yours!