I'm not sure why I require my tomato to pack a punch; it is a partnership thing. You wouldn't have Laurel without Hardy, Ying without Yang or Bubble without Squeak and likewise I would never have tomato without chilli.
If you are not a chilli fan, just leave it out. I will be looking at you strangely though.
This is ridiculously quick and easy to make. There are a million and one ways to make a basic tomato pasta sauce and I'm sure everyone has their own version; this is my go to for a fast, vitamin packed meal without opening a single tin.
5 large vine tomatoes
4 rashers streaky un-smoked bacon
1 large red chilli
1 clove garlic, crushed
Extra virgin olive oil
Chop the tomatoes into small pieces and pan fry in a dry saucepan for a couple of minutes until the tomatoes start to break down. I don't bother with peeling the tomatoes as I quite like the skin. If this bothers you, dunk the tomatoes into a large bowl of boiling water before cutting them. This makes the skin loose and easy to slide off. It takes about 30 seconds or until the skin splits.
Combine, serve and guzzle. Makes enough for 2 people to have a generous lunch. The below wasn't all for me, I promise!