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Recipe Source: Culinard


1 package dry Angel Hair Pasta (or thin spaghetti, fettuccini or pasta of choice)
1 large can (preferably Italian) Whole Tomatoes
5 cloves of fresh garlic
2 dried red chili peppers (or cayenne pepper to taste)
4 oz. of good quality Olive Oil, can be Extra Virgin
1 package of Fresh Basil leaves or 8-10 fresh basil leaves from farmers market
Kosher Salt and Freshly ground black pepper to Taste
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese to taste.


Fill a large pot with water and season with a couple of pinches of salt. Bring to a boil, add pasta and cook till just tender. Drain and toss is with a little oil, and hold. In a Large sauté pan add olive oil and garlic clove and place over medium high heat. Cook the garlic till just golden brown and tender. Add chilis and lightly brown. Carefully add the tomatoes, using a wooden spoon to crush them in the pan. Allow this to simmer for 5 to 8 minutes, add pasta and mix or toss thoroughly. Add basil leaves, season with salt and pepper. Add Parmesan cheese over the top and serve.

Serves 4 to 6.