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Classic Tomato Spaghetti

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Serves 4

Takes minutes to cook the pasta sauce.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 red chilli
  • Small bunch fresh basil
  • 400g dried spaghetti
  • Olive oil
  • 1 x 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 100g Parmesan cheese

Method

    1. To prepare your pasta: Peel and finely slice the garlic. Finely slice your chile (halve and seed it first if you don't want the sauce too hot). Pick the basil leaves off the stalks and put to one side. Finely chop the stalks.
    2. To cook your pasta: Bring a large pan of salted water to a boil, add the spaghetti and cook according to the package instructions. Meanwhile, put a large saucepan on a medium heat and add 2 good lugs of olive oil. Add the garlic, chile, and basil stalks and give them a stir. When the garlic begins to brown slightly, add most of the basil leaves and the canned tomatoes. Turn the heat up high and stir for a minute. Season with salt and pepper. Drain the spaghetti in a colander then transfer it to the pan of sauce and stir well. Taste and add more salt and pepper if you think it needs it.

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