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This will coat 1 pound of pasta. Cooked tomatoes are a good source of lycopene, a compound that fights cancer.Plus: Pasta Recipes and Tips

Grace Parisi
August 1998

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© Karen Mordechai

Recipe Summary

Yield:
MAKES ABOUT 2 1/2 CUPS
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Scoop the seeds from the tomatoes into a strainer set over a bowl and press on the seeds to extract as much juice as possible. Coarsely chop the tomatoes and add them to the juice.

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  • Heat the oil in a large skillet until shimmering. Add the onion and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until softened and just brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes with their juice and the crushed red pepper. Season with salt and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 20 minutes. Stir in the basil and mint and serve.

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