Servings: 0



Add the olive oil, garlic, and hot red pepper flakes to a deep saute pan or Dutch oven, and then heat the pan over medium heat. Cook gently until the garlic is fragrant, but DO NOT brown. Add the tomatoes and fresh herb springs and bring to a simmer. Simmer for about 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and sugar, or balsamic vinegar, if desired. Remove the herb springs and stir in the chopped fresh parsley or basil. Serve over pasta or in any number of dishes.