Cherry Tomato Sauce
2 Tbs olive oil
1lb. cherry tomatoes(or grape tomatoes)cut in half lengthwise
6 large cloves of garlic, cut into thin slivers
5 large fresh basil leaves, sliced into strips
1 pinch crushed red pepper
4 Tbs unsalted butter, COLD
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground pepper
- In a large sauté pan, heat the oil and the slivered garlic over low heat. Cook until the garlic begins to brown, about 3 minutes.
- Add the crushed red pepper, basil and cherry tomatoes. Raise the heat to medium high. Sauté gently until the tomatoes begin to breakdown give up their juices, about 5- 8 minutes. If a wetter sauce is desired, add ½ cup water.
- To finish the sauce turn of the heat and slowly stir in the cold butter 1 tablespoon at a time. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve over pasta, rice, shirataki noodles, or lightly cooked zucchini spirals.
Add fresh corn. Cut the corn off the cob and add to the kernels to the tomatoes after they have cooked for 4 minutes.
Cooked shrimp, chicken, pork, or sirloin.