Nigel Slater smoky tomato sauce for pasta recipe on Saturday Kitchen

Nigel Slater served up a smoky tomato sauce for pasta on Saturday Kitchen.

Nigel says: “Roasting the tomatoes first gives this quick tomato sauce a smoky edge. Stir through pasta with a handful of olives.”

The ingredients are: 10-15 tomatoes, a good glug fruity olive oil, salt and freshly ground black pepper, 1 small handful fresh thyme sprigs, leaves only, 1 handful fresh basil leaves, roughly torn, splash of red wine vinegar, or pinch of sugar, to taste, 1 handful black olives, stones removed and cooked spaghetti, to serve.