I've said it before, and I'll say it again - sometimes just the simplest, freshest ingredients don't need a whole lot of hootenanny in order to make a delicious dish. Simple stewed tomatoes with pungent garlic and fresh herbs make a perfect pasta sauce - quick, easy, fresh, simple, pure - delicious!
Quick Garlicky Tomato Sauce
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
10-12 ripe Roma tomatoes, quartered
4 large cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
6-8 large basil leaves, chopped
4 servings of your favorite pasta (I went with gnocchi!)
Over medium-low heat, pour the extra virgin olive oil into a heavy skillet. Add the tomatoes and the garlic. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes begin to break down. Season with salt and pepper to taste and add half of the chopped basil. Cover and cook for another 2 minutes.
Serve the sauce over the pasta, garnishing with the remaining basil.
And I'm not gonna lie to you, dear readers - after I took these photos, I decided to sprinkle a bit of crumbled feta on top! Delish!