I found this 100 year old recipe from Bobby Flay’s Throwdown cookbook and gave it a try . It was coupled with the meatballs , which I did not try as I have my own mum’s family recipe I always use . This sauce was as good a sauce as I have ever tried . It was naturally sweet from the tomatoes with a really good balance of garlic and fresh basil . Plus it is so easy to make , you will want it all the time .
Photograph by Rahul Mahtani
1/3 cup olive oil ( I use Monini)
12 cloves garlic , finely sliced
1 large Spanish onion , finely diced
2 ( 28 oz ) cans imported crushed tomatoes
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground white or black pepper
1 large handful fresh basil leaves , thinly sliced
Heat oilve oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat until it begins to shimmer . Add garlic and onion and cook until soft and slightly browned , about 5 minutes . Add the tomatoes , salt and pepper and stir . Allow the sauce to come to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes . Remove from heat and add the basil .
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