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Simple Tomato Sauce

Author Sara

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 3 shallots or 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4-6 cloves garlic pressed or chopped
  • 35 oz whole plum tomatoes drained and squeezed dry
  • 1 Tbs dried basil
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 c red wine
  • Parmesean cheese shavings
  • 8 fresh basil leaves optional, chiffonade

Instructions

  • Heat oil over medium heat.
  • Saute shallots and garlic until garlic is golden, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the whole plum tomatoes and mash until tomatoes are coarsely chopped.
  • Add basil, crushed tomatoes, and red wine.
  • Cook until sauce simmers, approximately 5 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low for another 5 minutes.
  • Top with fresh basil and Parmesean shavings.

Notes

July 2011