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    Fresh Tomato, Basil, and Garlic Sauce ov

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    List of Ingredients

    2 pounds ripe tomatoes
    3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    1 red onion, finely chopped
    3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
    1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
    1 oregano sprig
    *****Pinch chili flakes ********
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1 pound dried angel hair pasta
    1/4 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish 1/4 cup chiffonade basil,
    plus whole sprigs for garnish


    Bring a large pot of water to a boil and prepare an ice water bath.Cut a
    small "x" on the bottom of each tomato.In batches,place the tomatoes in
    the boiling water and blanch them for about 30 secs to 1 min,or until
    the skins are easy to peel away.Remove and immediately plunge into the
    ice bath.Peel the tomatoes and halve horizontally.Squeeze out the
    seeds,using your fingers to get them all.Roughly chop the peeled and
    seeded tomatoes.Set aside.(You can also use whole peeled canned
    tomatoes. Simply drain them,seed,and roughly chop).Heat a large sauté
    pan over medium high heat.Add the olive oil and heat.When the oil is
    hot,add the onions and garlic and sauté for 2 mins.Add the thyme
    leaves,oregano sprig,and chili flakes and sauté until the garlic
    begins to turn golden brown. Add the tomatoes and the sugar and stir
    well. Lower the heat and cook slowly until the mixture is fairly
    dry,about 15 mins.Cook the angel hair pasta in boiling,salted water
    until al dente. Drain the pasta and add it to the sauce.Add the Parmesan
    and basil and toss well. Place in a large pasta bowl and garnish with
    Parmesan and basil sprigs. ***** that you can NOT substitute chili
    powder. Chili flakes are little dried red peppers and they're much
    hotter than chili powder and don't usually have the other flavors that
    chili powder does. Cayenne pepper might work as a replacement.




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