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tomato basil sauce

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Lillian Russo
Long Island, NY

This is a recipe I got from a foodie friend named Elisha. I tried it about 2 years ago and have used it ever since! Its the best marinara sauce I've ever tried! And its so quick and easy to make! I added my photo!

(1 rating)
yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For tomato basil sauce

  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 4
    shallots-chopped finely
  • 2 cloves
    garlic-chopped finely
  • 1- 14 oz. can
    tomatoes- i use plum, peeled
  • 1 tsp
  • 8
    fresh basil leaves-shredded
  • salt & pepper to taste

How To Make tomato basil sauce

  • 1
    heat the oil in a heavy-bottom pan.
  • 2
    add the shallots, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes,til softened
  • 3
    add all the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  • 4
    add the tomatoes, juice and all, and break them up with wooden spoon.
  • 5
    stir in the sugar and season to taste with the salt and pepper.
  • 6
    bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, until thickened.
  • 7
    stir in the basil leaves and simmer about 10 more minutes. Then serve and enjoy!

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