By Ilysse on January 27, 2005
"I love this! This is a great warm weather meal you can put together the sauce in the morning b4 work or even the night b4 and it will be perfect by the time you get home. Using canned tomatoes makes this even easier but you can use fresh if you can get good ones or even roast some Romas for this dish. This is also great B4 or with a rare charcoal grilled steak or as part of a larger Italian meal. Cook time is the marinating time."
Serving Size: 1 (218 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"I tried this recipe twice. The first time we followed it exactly. It certainly tasted good enough--especially for the ease of preparation. It seemed a bit flat though. So we made it again. The second try we combined the tomatoes (using whole canned ones and crushing them worked very well) and the garlic and the basil. We waited to add the really good olive oil until serving it (we could smell it and taste it then) and also we added a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. This brought it together for our taste. This is a very good base with endless variations to be had. Four-and-a-half stars, if I could."