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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  • Posted by: batbean
  • January 5, 2014


CHeeb January 5, 2014
A few dollops of fresh pesto would also add color and huge flavor at the end of cooking once plated.

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bigpan January 5, 2014
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.
Monita January 5, 2014
I would thinly slice the basil and simmer with the tomatoes. I make a roasted tomato soup this way
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