2 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
4c tomatoes, diced
1/4c fresh basil, lightly packed, chopped
1/4t black pepper
1/2-1 fresh cherry bomb, chili or other hot pepper, minced
1/3c extra virgin olive oil
1t salt or to taste
In a skillet, add the olive oil and sauté the garlic until golden and soft. Add the tomatoes, parsley, salt, black and red pepper. Allow the tomatoes to break down and to come to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes. In the last 5 minutes of cooking, add the fresh basil.
At this point, the sauce is delicious as is or can be pureed to create a smoother sauce.