BASIC RED SAUCE
6 Tablespoons Extra-virgin olive oil
4 to 5 cloves garlic, crushed or chopped.
1-28 ounce can of whole tomatoes. Best quality you can find. I like Hunts, Progresso or better yet. you can pick up about 2 pounds of fresh tomatoes at your local farmers market instead of the canned stuff.
6 -large fresh basil leaves
1 -Teaspoon sugar
Freshly ground black pepper
Place the oil in a sauce pan over high heat. Add the garlic and saute until lightly browned. Be careful not to burn it. At this point you can either retain or discard the garlic. Add the tomatoes, basil, sugar and salt and pepper to taste.
Simmer the sauce over low heat for 30 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
Use on pasta, pizza or anywhere a red sauce is called for. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.