Basic Tomato Sauce

Yield:
about 1 1/2 cups sauce
Level:
Easy
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 1 (22-ounce) can imported Italian plum tomatoes, drained, seeded and slightly crushed with juices reserved
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 to 8 basil leaves, shredded
Directions
  • In a skillet heat olive oil over moderate heat and cook garlic for 1 minute. Add slightly crushed tomatoes and half of the reserved juices. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 15 minutes. Add shredded basil leaves and cook for another 5 minutes. Adjust seasoning, if necessary.


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