4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
¼ cup (approximately) white wine
1/8 teaspoon saffron
8 leaves fresh basil, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
Soak the saffron in 2 tablespoons warm water, and set aside
1. In a large saucepan, heated over a medium heat, add the olive oil and garlic. Sautee for 20-30 seconds, or until the garlic becomes fragrant. Add the tomatoes and bring to a simmer.
2. When the tomatoes have simmered, add the wine and saffron (with the water the saffron has been soaking in). Simmer for 15 mins to 1 hour, depending on how much time you have.
3. Add the basil, and simmer for no more than 5-10 minutes.
4. Adjust the flavor with salt and pepper. Serve over pasta
Makes approximately 4 servings