‘Soo-go’ from Easy Peasy: Real Cooking for Kids

  21 Sep '22   |  Posted by: Birlinn

Our recipe of the week is ‘Soo-go’ from Easy Peasy: Real Cooking for Kids, perfect to use up those late-summer tomatoes.


Fresh tomato sauce in Italy is called sugo – pronounced ‘soo-go’! It’s very quick and Easy Peasy to make because it’s made there every day. Mamma mia!

READY . . .
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 clove of garlic
1 small onion
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
sea salt
a handful of fresh basil

a chopping board & sharp knife
a medium-sized saucepan with a lid

STEADY . . .
• Get all your ingredients ready.
• Peel and chop the onion and garlic.


Warm the oil in the saucepan over a low heat.

Add the garlic and let it cook slowly until you start to smell it – but be careful not to let it burn.

Add the onion, turn everything round in the oil and cook slowly with the lid on for about 5–10 minutes until the onions are pale and sweet-smelling.

Add the chopped tomatoes, stir again and raise the heat to a simmer, letting the sauce cook for 30–40 minutes. Try balancing the lid of the pot on a wooden spoon so the sauce gently reduces as it cooks.

Taste it and add sea salt, a little at a time, till it tastes good.

Finish with some torn basil leaves.

• Great for using as a pasta sauce or as the base for a pizza.
• This is also the sauce you’ll need to go with Gnocchi (p. 110) and Balls (p. 116).
• Perfect for freezing.
• Sometimes tomatoes can be a little sour; if so, add a little sugar.

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