This simple stewed tomato sauce recipe will be the foundation of so much of your cooking once you make it for the first time.
Eat it simply with homemade pasta. Use it as a base for your venison chili or make it into tomato gravy that you braise a hind hog leg in. Bake it on catfish or use in in your favorite spaghetti and meatball recipe. It can also easily transform into a tomato soup or simmer with shrimp stock and corn cobs for a hearty summer bisque.
Extra virgin olive oil, garlic, chili flake, whole peeled tomatoes, and fresh basil is all you need to make this dish, one that is sure to find a home in your dinner rotations moving forward.