2 cans of Pastene – Kitchen Ready crushed tomatoes (my absolute favorite if I’m not using fresh tomatoes)
1/4 cup good extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1/2 small onion, chopped very fine
1 large clove of garlic, chopped fine
fresh ground pepper to taste
Locatelli Romano cheese (a favorite of my Dad’s) – add to finished dish to taste
Garnish: chopped basil or parsley – adds a nice fresh bite
Add the oil, onions and salt, cook till translucent, add the garlic and cook just until it becomes aromatic. DO NOT LET THEM BROWN! Add the rest of ingredients and stir. Cook on a medium high heat – NO COVER. You’ll need a screen for over the pan – it will splatter. Cooking it fast and on a higher heat (stir so it doesn’t stick) will keep the fresh taste of the tomatoes. This literally takes 15 minutes. I say why buy a jar of sauce if you can make this so quickly.
Enjoy it as much as my great niece, Julie, enjoys her macaroni with gravy!