August 24, 2010

Tomato-Basil Sauce

Got basil? This fresh and easy tomato basil red sauce adds an incredible depth and brightness to any pasta dish.

2 T. olive oil
1/2 Spanish onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, smashed
1 carrot, diced
2 28 oz. cans of crushed, diced or whole tomatoes
2 cups fresh basil
2 T. fresh cream
2 T. sugar
1 T. hot chile flakes
1 t. cinnamon
salt & pepper to taste

Preheat a large pot over medium heat. Add olive oil and when it shimmers, add the onions and carrots and stir, 2 minutes. Add the garlic and saute another minute. Add the tomatoes and simmer 20 minutes, then add the rest of the ingredients. Blend well with an immersion blender. Serve or save in jars.

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