Date: Wed, 16 Feb 94 22:06:59 CST
From: Cristina Perissinotto (email@example.com)
*Sauce with onions and fresh basil*
1 can of tomatoes
1 handful of fresh basil
2 cloves of garlic
1 or 2 hot peppers, crushed.
The most important thing is pick the right kind
of tomatoes. Forget about tomato paste or puree,
I think crushed canned tomatoes work best. If you
can find italian crushed tomatoes (brands: Cirio, Sacla',
Arrigoni) that would be best, but they are
hard to find.
Usually whole canned tomatoes tend to result in a
You can also add fresh tomatoes for texture, if
you want. If you have fresh tomatoes from the
garden,I would suggest you still add some canned
Pour tomatoes, minced garlic and crushed peppers
in a pot and let it cook for twenty minutes.
Meantime, cut up the basil leaves (better would be
to break them up with your hands: basil loses
part of its flavor if cut with knife), and add them
to the sauce towards the end.
Let it cook for another 5 minutes.
Voila', it's ready. Best with any kind of
pasta especially whole weat.