Fresh Tomato & Basil Sauce

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Fresh Tomato & Basil Sauce
Fresh Tomato & Basil Sauce

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 3

    tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

  • 3

    large cloves garlic, slices as thinly as possible

  • 2

    lbs cherry tomatoes, rinsed and halved

  • 1

    tsp kosher salt, more to taste

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 1

    cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves (from about one small bunch), very thinly sliced

Directions

in a 10 to 11 inch saute pan, heat the oil and garlic over medium low heat, stirring occasionally until the garlic is softened but not browned, about 5mins. add the tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste. toss gently to coat and then raise the heat to medium. simmer stirring occasionally and adjusting the heat to maintain and lively but not too vigorous simmer, until the tomatoes have been reduced to a thick, pulpy sauce, 15 to 20 mins. remove from the heat. sprinkle on the basil and stir to combine thoroughly.

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