Tomato Basil Sauce2017-12-27
Freshly ground black pepper Place 1 cup crushed tomatoes in blender. Add pine nuts and blend until very smooth, about 1 minute. Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-low heat. Add onion, garlic, fennel seeds, and 3/8 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper. Saute until onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Add remaining crushed tomatoes, 2 tablespoons chopped basil, wine, and oregano. Scrape in tomato mixture from blender and stir to combine. Simmer sauce until flavors blend, 5 to 6 minutes. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and more dried crushed red pepper, if desired. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Cool, cover, and chill. Rewarm sauce. Mix in remaining chopped basil.