Rating: 3.65 stars
54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3

The recipe for the make-ahead fresh tomato sauce came from a Neapolitan farmer. He readies it before dawn to "cook" before heading out to the fields; throughout the day, the flavors of the garlic, tomatoes, olive oil, and basil all meld together.

Martha Stewart Living, September 2005, Mad Hungry, October 2010, Martha Stewart Living, September 2005

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Servings:
6
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  • Make chile oil: Stir together 1/2 cup oil and 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes. Let stand at room temperature at least 2 hours or up to 2 days.

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  • Make sauce: Core tomatoes and tear into bite-size pieces directly into a serving bowl. Add garlic, remaining 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, the oregano, basil, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and remaining 1/2 cup oil. Lightly crush together using a wooden spoon. Let stand at room temperature 1 to 8 hours.

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add salt to taste. Add pasta; cook until al dente. Drain. Add hot pasta to tomato mixture. Discard garlic cloves. Serve with Parmesan cheese for grating and with the chile oil for drizzling.

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Reviews (3)

54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2012
One of our all time favorites--you just can't beat a no-cook tomato sauce on a hot summer day using fresh from the garden tomatoes. This is easily the best version of this type of preparation we've tried. Amazing use of the 'glut' of cherry tomatoes we have each year. It is somewhat delicate in flavor and we found it doesn't hold it's own against wheat pasta, go for traditional semolina instead.
Rating: Unrated
10/26/2010
Trying this tonight!
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10/21/2010
I made this yesterday. It was easy and tastes AMAZING! I have been waiting for my payday (I am unemplyed and about to be evicted) to order this cookbook. Thanks for these recipes.
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