Classic Tomato Basil Sauce

TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 15 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 1 hr
YIELD: 3 cups
LEVEL: --

ingredients

  • 3/4 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
recipe tools

Directions

Cut an X in the bottom of each tomato and blanch in a large pot of boiling water for 10 seconds. Immediately transfer tomatoes with a slotted spoon to an ice bath to cool, then peel, seed and chop.
Cook garlic in oil in a small, heavy pot over medium heat, stirring occasionally until golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, red pepper flakes, season with salt and pepper and add fresh basil. Cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
Notes:

*If ripe tomatoes are not available, substitute 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes in juice; season sauce with sugar if desired. (preferred brand: Organic Muir Glen)
Series: Kelsey & Spike Cook
Episode: Tomato Sauce (Ep. 6)
Advertisement

On TV

*ALL TIMES EASTERN
ON AIR
NOW
TONIGHT
10:00
PM

Get Cooking Channel on your TV.