I made this beautiful jar of home made pasta sauce in my
Stronger, faster and more powerful than a Vitamix, the Optimum 9400 will set you up to make amazing soups, the silkiest smoothies, super smooth dips, nut butters, ice cream and more. It’s brilliant for family cooks who want to make as much food from scratch as possible, but don’t always have the time to match their good intentions.
The controls are super simple to get your head around, and cleaning it is equally unfussy as you just fill a third full with water and a tiny bit of detergent and whizz it up to get the worst off. A quick run under the tap and a wipe should be all you need to do after that.
This is the best blender you’ll ever use and the last blender you’ll ever need. I loves it. Nuff said. If you want one go check it out. They’re not cheap at £399, but cheaper than a Vitamix with more power under the bonnet.
And so on to the recipe for this cheerful jar of scarlet sauce that’s great to have on hand in the fridge for an after-school stampede of hungry offspring.
Recipe: Ultra Quick Tomato and Roasted Pepper Sauce
Prep time: 2 mins
Blender time: 5 mins tops
1 x 650g jar roasted red peppers, drained
500g pasatta (or a tin of tomatoes is also fine)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp sugar
good pinch sea salt
handful fresh basil leaves
1 lemon, zest only
1 vegetable stock gel pot
Put all the ingredients into the blender jug, gradually turn up the speed until high and then leave for 3-5 minutes until it starts to heat up and steam. Either use immediately or cool and chill to use later.
The base of a bolognese, straight up with pasta, poured over meatballs, chicken or fish and baked with a cheesy topping, the possibilities are endless. Make a big batch and then freeze in portions, it’s the most useful and tasty sauce!
After making this recipe make sure you clean the blender jug promptly as the residue from the tomatoes and peppers can be quite stubborn. Firstly half fill the jug with warm soapy water, put the lid on and blitz for a minute. Give any stubborn bits of residue on the sides of the jug a scrub with a long handled washing up brush, rinse and repeat if necessary.
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