* 35 ounces canned whole tomatoes
* 1 teaspoon basil
* 1 clove garlic, peeled & crushed
* 2 tablespoons tomato paste
* salt and pepper -- to taste
Pour the contents of the tomato can into a 2-quart, heavy non-aluminum saucepan and coarsely crush the tomatoes with a fork. Add the herbs, garlic, tomato paste, salt, and pepper. Bring to a bubble over medium heat, stiring to mix the seasonings.
As soon as the sauce begins to bubble, turn the heat to low and maintain the sauce at a gentle simmer. Cook, uncovered, stiring from time to time, for a minimum of 15 minutes and a maximum of 1 hour.
Thursday, May 8, 2008