Thursday, September 1, 2011

Recipe: 10 Minute Tomato Sauce (Plus a wine suggestion)

Came across this recipe at Food & Wine.  Had a rough day? Want a decent meal but you don't want to cook forever nor do you want to go out to eat? Well here is a quick recipe to whip up a nice dish of pasta and wash it down with your prefered wine. You can even make this sauce ahead of time and just toss your pasta in it when ready to eat. Saves time & money. Buon appetito!

  • One 28-ounce can whole Italian tomatoes with their juices
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 10 basil leaves
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  1. In a food processor, pulse the tomatoes with their juices until finely chopped.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over moderately high heat.
  3. Add the basil leaves and cook until they begin to wilt, 10 seconds.
  4. Add the pinch of crushed red pepper and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add the tomatoes, bring to a boil and cook, stirring, until slightly thickened, about 6 minutes.
  6. Remove from the heat and stir in the unsalted butter. Season the sauce with salt and pepper and toss with pasta.
Wine Suggestion: A Montepulciano d'Abruzzo or even a Shiraz

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