1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
¼ cup onion, finely chopped
1 (28 ounce) can tomato sauce
½ cup water
½ teaspoon sugar
1 ½ teaspoons basil, finely chopped
1 teaspoon oregano, finally chopped
½ teaspoon thyme, finely chopped
½ teaspoon parsley, finely chopped
1 bay leaf
Heat the olive oil in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, and red pepper flakes (if using). Cook until onion is translucent (approximately 2-3 minutes).
Add tomato sauce, water, sugar, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for about 10 minutes. Add basil, oregano, thyme, and parsley. Cook for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat, remove bay leaf, and serve over cooked pasta.
From “Fresh Herb Tomato Sauce” by Chef Capani. Posted to www.food.com on March 16, 2009. Downloaded on December 27, 2015.