Zucchini, Tomato, and Basil Sauce for Pasta

Sugo di Zucchine, Pomodoro, e Basilico

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  • Enough sauce for 1 pound of pasta, making


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By Marcella Hazan

Published 1997

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An elemental vegetable garden taste summarizes what this sauce of zucchini and tomatoes is all about. It is a taste that comes through even more explicitly if you can obtain vine-ripened, fresh, firm tomatoes.

An important component of the light, bright flavor is the way the garlic is handled. It is sliced very thin and aside from a brief, preliminary contact with hot oil, it is simmered in the juices of the tomato so that what emerges of its aroma is the sweetness rather than the p