Classic Tomato Spaghetti

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Serving 4 Regular
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2 cloves   Garlic

1   Fresh red chilli

30 g  Fresh basil

300 g  Spaghetti pasta

1 Tbsp  Olive oil

400 g  Canned tomatoes

80 g  Parmesan cheese

1 pinch   Salt and pepper
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Step 1

Peel and finely slice the garlic and chilli (halve and deseed it first, if you don’t want the sauce too hot).

Fresh red chilli
Step 2

Pick the basil leaves off the stalks and put to one side. Finely chop the stalks.

Fresh basil
Step 3

Cook the spaghetti according to packet instructions.

Spaghetti pasta
Step 4

Meanwhile, put a large saucepan on medium heat and add the oil. Add the garlic, chilli and basil stalks and give them a stir.

Fresh red chilli
Olive oil
Fresh basil
Step 5

When the garlic begins to brown slightly, add most of the basil leaves and tomatoes. Turn the heat up high and stir for 1 minute. Taste and season with salt and pepper, if needed.

Canned tomatoes
Fresh basil
Salt and pepper
Step 6

Drain the spaghetti, reserving a mugful of cooking water, then transfer it to the pan of sauce and stir well. Add a splash of pasta cooking water to loosen, if needed, then taste and season to perfection.

Spaghetti pasta
Step 7

Put the pasta in a large serving dish. Roughly tear over the remaining basil leaves and finely grate over the Parmesan

Parmesan cheese
Fresh basil

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