|Farfalle a la Issa!|
Spaghetti (but any pasta shape works)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Can Crushed Tomatoes
Garlic (fresh or pre-chopped)
Olives (Black or Kalamata)
Red Pepper Flakes
Salt and PepperItalian Seasoning
Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. Add a few pinches of salt to the water to bring out the flavor of the pasta. Heat a few tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet. When you can feel the heat with your hands a few inches above the pan, add garlic (to taste). Once the garlic turns a golden brown, pour the entire can of crushed tomatoes in and stir. Add salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and seasonings. If using fresh basil, tear it in rather than cut it, to prevent the oxidation of the leaves and keep them tasting fresh! I sadly killed my basil plant, so dried basil was the next best choice. Reduce heat to low in order to avoid splattering.
Your sauce is ready! At this point, the tomatoes should have absorbed the flavors of the spices and the sauce will have a slight spiciness to it!
Serve pasta with sauce on top and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
That's it- cheap, quick, and delicious!