Thursday, January 8, 2009

*Untested* Five Minute Tomato Sauce

Apparently today I'm obsessed with www.101cookbooks.com

Here is her Five Minute Tomato Sauce - it sounds very easy, and yummy!

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
3 medium cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 28-ounce can crushed red tomatoes
zest of one lemon

Combine the olive oil, red pepper flakes, sea salt, and garlic in a cold saucepan. Stir while you heat the saucepan over medium-high heat, saute 45 seconds or so until everything is fragrant - the garlic shouldn't brown. Stir in the tomatoes and heat to a gentle simmer, just a couple minutes. Remove from heat and carefully taste test...If the sauce needs more salt add it now. Stir in the lemon zest reserving a bit to sprinkle on top of your pasta.

Makes about a quart of tomato sauce.

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