There are many times when making a simple food from scratch is much more flavorful and the time involved is minimal. Rustic tomato sauce is one of the items! It's simple to make and the end result is so much better than store bought!
Tomato season is just a month or two away. What better way to use up all those lovely farm fresh fruits than in a summery pasta!
Chunky tomato sauce with linguine
5 whole tomatoes
1/4 cup good extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves of garlic chopped
2 tbsp. fresh oregano
2 tbsp fresh basil
1 tsp. fresh thyme
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 lb. dried linguine
fresh grated Parmesan to garnish
fresh basil to garnish
Dice tomatoes. Heat saute pan on medium-low add olive oil and chopped garlic. Saute until lightly browned. Watch out, garlic burns quickly! Roughly chop oregano, basil and thyme. Add to the garlic and tomatoes. Simmer om medium heat 15-20 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
Cook linguine in salted water approximately 12 minutes. Drain and add to tomato sauce, toss to incorporate.
Serve in shallow bowls and garnish with Parmesan and fresh basil.
*Pair with a red table wine and a fresh baked garlic batard