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Spicy Tomato Sauce

Because this sauce is so simple, it's important to use good-quality Italian tomatoes.

  • yield: Makes 1 1/4 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 28-ounce can whole peeled Italian plum tomatoes
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook slowly until golden brown on all sides, about 10 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Add tomatoes and their juice (do this carefully to keep oil from spattering), red-pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste; raise heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, breaking up tomatoes into small pieces with the side of a wooden spoon.

  3. Step 3

    Cook until sauce thickens, about 25 minutes. Remove from heat, transfer to a serving dish, and garnish with parsley.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, October Fall 2007