Pasta and Fresh Tomato Sauce with Chile Pepper and Basil

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 1999

Extensive testing uncovered the secrets of a quick-cooked fresh tomato sauce that is both hearty and brightly flavored.

SERVES4

TIME45 minutes

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

To preserve the fresh tomato flavor in our fresh tomato pasta sauce recipe while ensuring a hearty, dense texture, we cooked the tomatoes in extra-virgin olive oil and garlic after peeling and seeding them. Cooking them in a wide pan promot...

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