Sauce for cutlets

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The tradition of serving cutlets with sauce has a long and varied history across many cultures, reflecting the universal desire to enhance the flavor of meat dishes. A good sauce can transform simple cutlets, whether they’re made of chicken, beef, pork, or even vegetables, into a meal that’s both rich in taste and satisfying. Among the many sauces used around the world, a tomato-based sauce stands out for its versatility and popularity. It complements the savory flavors of cutlets by adding a slight tanginess and richness, making it a favorite for both weeknight dinners and special occasions. This recipe for a tomato paste sauce is a perfect accompaniment to any type of cutlet, infusing them with a depth of flavor that’s both comforting and sophisticated.

Serves: +10
  • Olive oil 30 g
  • Onion 100 g
  • Garlic 10 g
  • Tomato paste 150 g
  • Water 200 g
  • Dried oregano 2 g
  • Dried basil 2 g
  • Sugar 5 g
  • Salt 5 g
  • Black pepper 2 g
  • Fresh parsley 20 g
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  • In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  • Stir in the tomato paste to the sautéed onions and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes, allowing the tomato paste to slightly caramelize and deepen in flavor.
  • Gradually pour in the water, stirring constantly to incorporate the tomato paste into a smooth sauce. Add the dried oregano, dried basil, sugar, salt, and black pepper. Stir well to combine.
  • Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer gently for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. The sauce will thicken and the flavors will meld together. If the sauce becomes too thick, you can add a little more water to reach your desired consistency.
  • Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Stir in the fresh parsley just before serving for a burst of color and freshness.
  • Pour the sauce over freshly cooked cutlets in the pan, letting them simmer together for a few minutes, or serve the sauce on the side as a dipping sauce.

Storage Tips

This tomato-based sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. For longer storage, it freezes well; simply portion the cooled sauce into freezer-safe containers and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

Useful Properties of Tomato Paste

Tomato paste is a concentrated source of lycopene, an antioxidant linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. It’s also rich in vitamins C and K, potassium, and fiber, making it not only a flavorful addition to dishes but a nutritious one as well.

Interesting Facts about the Sauce

  • A Staple of Italian Cuisine: While used globally, tomato-based sauces are most closely associated with Italian cuisine, where they form the foundation of countless dishes, from pasta to pizza to meat dishes.
  • Versatility: Tomato paste serves as a versatile base that can be customized with various herbs, spices, and additional ingredients to suit different dishes and palates.
  • Historical Significance: The use of tomatoes in sauces can be traced back to the Aztecs in the 16th century, but it wasn’t until tomatoes made their way to Europe that they became a staple in Mediterranean cooking.

This sauce for cutlets, with its rich tomato flavor and aromatic herbs, is a testament to the timeless appeal of simple, nourishing ingredients coming together to create something truly delightful. Whether you’re serving it with meat, chicken, or vegetable cutlets, it’s sure to elevate your meal with its robust flavor.

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