Very Easy Tomato Herb Sauce…
is the solution to all of your Boring Food Problems. Well, not all, but a lot. It’s definitely the answer to your Boring Chicken Problem. If you have a Boring Shrimp Problem, this’ll fix that, too.
Very Easy Tomato Herb Sauce
Yield: almost 2 cups
What you’ll need:
· ¼ C butter
· ¼ olive oil
· 1 C roughly chopped savory herbs of your choice (I used rosemary, sage, thyme, oregano, savory, marjoram, chives)
· 2 C halved red pear tomatoes (any tomato will work fine, just roughly chop them up)
· 2 peeled and roughly smashed garlic cloves
· salt and pepper to taste
How to Make It:
In a 3 quart saucepan, combine butter and olive oil over medium heat for about 2 minutes, until the butter starts to brown a bit and get frothy. Turn the heat down to a simmer and add the smashed garlic for one more minute. Do not let the garlic burn. Next, add tomatoes and let that go for about 5 minutes on medium/low heat, until the tomatoes begin to soften. Last, add the roughly chopped herbs and continue to cook on low for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and pour contents into a blender. Puree until smooth and serve.
I’ve used this twice, in two very different ways. The first time, I marinated chicken in buttermilk with salt, pepper and garlic. I threw a couple of tablespoons of this sauce into the marinade. We grilled the chicken and served it over garbanzo beans and burrata, smothered in the sauce and the chicken on top. The second time, we marinated shrimp in olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper, grilled them, and served over red lentils, mascarpone, lots of this delicious sauce and the shrimp on top. Absolutely delicious.