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A Touch Of Garlic's Garden Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce
Serving Size: 4


Cooking Directions:
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1/2 cup crushed fresh garlic
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup julienned onions
8 medium fresh ripe tomatoes
1 pinch sugar
Salt -- to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper -- to taste
1/4 cup coarsely-chopped fresh basil

Add garlic and oil to a medium size sauce pot on low heat. Stir garlic
often until evenly golden but not browned. Add onions and continue to
saute until onions are sweet and translucent. Again being careful not to

In seperate pot bring approximatley 2 quarts of water to a boil. Prepare
tomatoes by removing core and cut an (X) just through the skin on the
bottom of each tomato using a small serrated knife. In a bowl prepare an
ice bath consisting of 1 quart ice, and 1 quart cold water.

Blanch prepared tomatoes in boiling water 4 to 6 minutes then remove from
boiling water and place them in ice bath until cooled. Remove tomatoes
from ice bath, peel off the skins and chop into 1/2-inch dice.

Add diced tomatoes into garlic and onion mixture and turn heat up to
medium temperature. Add salt, pepper, and sugar and cook for
approximatley 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and add basil to finish.

This recipe yields 4 servings of sauce over the pasta of your choice.

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