An alternative to traditional marinara or the perfect substitute when plain old ketchup won't do the trick, this simple and delicious tomato sauce is a versatile addition to your kitchen. It's the perfect accompaniment to fried eggs and potatoes or you can use it as a fresh topping on grilled chicken. The butter brings a little richness to an otherwise bright and tangy sauce.
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2 cups plum tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 clove garlic, minced
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
(makes 1 cup of sauce
1. Combine all ingredients in a small pot and bring to a simmer for 10 minutes.
2. Add salt and pepper to taste, finish with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
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Photographs: Claire Thomas