Tomato & Basil Sauce
This recipe is from Vic Territo (Fior
D'Italia) who serves this sauce with Arugula and Fresh Mozzarella
Ravioli. This simple tomato sauce goes nicely with many other pasta
dishes as well.
2 oz. extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, bruised (crush with back of knife)
4 oz. red onion, peeled, quartered and thinly sliced
10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 can (35oz.) whole tomatoes (preferably imported San
Salt & pepper to taste
Directions: In a sauce pot, add oil and heat. Add
garlic and let cook until golden brown and discard. Add onions and
cook until slightly colored. Add basil and stir until blended with
onions and wilted. Add tomatoes, stir and mash with a slotted spoon.
Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer. Cook approximately 20 minutes.
Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper.