Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Homemade Tomato Sauce

2-3 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
10 -12 fresh Italian plum tomatoes, diced

3 tbs. water
2 tsp. raw sugar or honey
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
Sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
A few leaves of fresh basil, chopped

Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan. Add onion
and cook over medium heat until translucent.
Stir in garlic for 20 - 30 seconds, add tomatoes
and water. Add sugar, crushed pepper flakes,
and season well with salt and pepper. Add the
basil and cook for 30 minutes. Press tomatoes
through a food mill to remove seeds or puree
in a food processor. Serve over favorite cooked,
drained pasta.

As always, Bon Appetit!

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