Cook 6 thinly sliced garlic cloves and a pinch of crushed red pepper in 3 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-low heat until the garlic is golden, about 6 minutes. Crush a 28-ounce cans of plum tomatoes into the skillet with your hands. Rinse the can with about 1 cup water and add to the sauce. Add a handful of torn basil leaves and season with salt. Increase the heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, until thick, 20 to 25 minutes. Makes sauce for 1 pound of pasta.
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