Thursday, January 14, 2010

Basil Tomato Sauce

This is a classic. I use it for all forms of pasta dishes and for my pizza creations. It's easy to make and oh so tasty. It is the best with fresh tomatoes, but canned ones will make due.

1 tbs olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup onion, small dice
1/4 cup carrot, small dice
28 oz of seeded, diced tomato (or 28-32 oz can drained)
1 tbs fresh basil, chiffonade

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and carrot, saute until soft . Add garlic and continue to saute. Add the tomatoes, simmer uncovered on low heat for 20 min, or until thick. season to taste with salt and pepper. using an immersion blender, process the sauce until its smooth. add basil and keep over low heat until ready to serve.

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