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A question about a recipe: Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter

I have a question about the recipe "Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter" from Genius Recipes. How can I incorporate basil into this? Toss it in at the end or let it simmer with? I have some fresh from the store and the SO adores tomato-basil!

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added 3 months ago

I would thinly slice the basil and simmer with the tomatoes. I make a roasted tomato soup this way

bigpan added 3 months ago

To me, basil releases it's best flavor freshly shredded and added fresh as a garnish. However, putting some into the recipe will not hurt, in fact add to the flavor - but still add some fresh shreds to the plate service.

CHeeb added 3 months ago

A few dollops of fresh pesto would also add color and huge flavor at the end of cooking once plated.

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