Thursday, August 9, 2012
The 7-minute tomato sauce
Of course I timed it!
I was flying solo last night and so this is a single serving. It relies heavily on a just-picked summer tomato, but when desperate for a fix store-bought on-the-vine types are an acceptable alternative.
Let's have at it, shall we.
While you are heating olive oil (for one minute at medium high heat) in a small pan, dice the tomato and one or two garlic cloves.
The garlic goes into the pan first, and should saute for a minute and a half at medium heat.
Then the tomato and three or four fresh basil leaves go in, plus salt and pepper to taste. At this point bring the heat back up, nearly to high.
And four and a half minutes later this is what you have got.
Hell, the farfalle took 12 minutes.