Today I felt like having a simple lunch. I looked into my pantry, and I've spotted a can of peeled tomatoes, garlic, and a few leaves of fresh basil. That's when the idea came to mind, and I've thought of putting these ingredients together! Tagliatelle with tomatoes and fresh basil sauce just a handful of ingredients. Their freshness and the right doses are thus critical to turning this otherwise plain dish into something special for your taste buds.
First thing, start preparing the so-called "soffritto". In a large frying pan, add the clove of garlic (smashed), and the extra virgin olive oil. Turn on the heat, a low heat fire, stir and let it cook until the garlic starts to turn golden. At this point, you can remove the garlic if you wish.
Add the peeled tomatoes to the pan, and mix them with the oil. Add a pinch of salt, and black pepper, and let the sauce cook for 10 min over low- to medium- heat. Stir occasionally. In the meantime, by following the instruction on the pasta box, start preparing the pasta, and cook it "al dente".
Hand-torn the basil leaves, and add them to the sauce.
Once the pasta is ready, make sure that the tomato sauce is tossed with the pasta before it hits the plate over medium heat for 30- to 40- second. If you like, top the pasta with some grated cheese such as Parmigiano Reggiano or Grana Padano.