Tomato and basil sauce

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Tomato and basil sauce
Courtesy of
Richard Blunt

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1 clove of garlic
1 small onion
4 fresh basil leaves or 2 dried leaves
4 Tbsp. virgin olive oil
12 fresh plum tomatoes, peeled and seeded, or 3 cups of canned tomatoes without the juice
1 tsp. kosher salt
freshly ground pepper to taste
1 lb. of your favorite pasta to serve 4-6 of your favorite people
freshly grated Parmesan cheese as a topping


Chop onion, garlic, and basil finely.

Sauté them in olive oil until onions and garlic are light gold in color.

Chop tomatoes finely and carefully add them to olive oil. I suggest you remove oil from heat to prevent spattering.

Cook over a low heat until natural juices have boiled down and sauce has thickened. This should take about 20 minutes to 1/2 hour.

Add the salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste and cook for a few minutes more.

Cook pasta, get your friends to the table and excite those taste buds!

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