Grilled Tomato Sauce

Preparation info
  • Makes

    250 ml

    • Difficulty


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By Christine McFadden

Published 2008

  • About

This is a good sauce for perking up starchy root vegetables, and it goes well with polenta too. It doesn’t contain that much pepper, but, together with sea salt and a swirl of butter, a small amount rounds out the other flavours.


  • plum tomatoes 450 g/1 lb
  • garlic cloves 2 large, unpeeled


Preheat the grill to high. Put the tomatoes, garlic and chillies in a grill pan without a rack and place under the hot grill. Turn frequently until the skins blister and start to blacken. The chillies will need about 5 minutes, the garlic 10 minutes and the tomatoes 15–20 minutes.

Peel the garlic and the chillies and remove the seeds from the chillies. Using a mortar and pestle, grind t