Cook 1 ounce diced salami and 4 minced garlic cloves in a skillet with 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat, 1 minute. Drain a 28-ounce can plum tomatoes (reserve the juice); crush into the skillet and cook 5 minutes. Add the tomato juice, 6 basil leaves and a pinch each of sugar, salt and pepper; cook 5 minutes. Stir in 3/4 cup water and simmer until thick. Toss with 12 ounces cooked fusilli. Top with grated parmesan and basil.
Photograph by Charles Masters
Recipe courtesy Food Network Magazine