Fresh basil leaves
1 (28-oz) can whole peeled Italian tomatoes
1 T extra-light olive oil
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 t sea salt
½ t freshly ground black pepper
1 t freezed dried or chopped fresh oregano
2 t chopped fresh basil
½ t red pepper flakes
Pour tomatoes into a bowl and hand-crush them.
Pour into a fine mesh strainer, set over a bowl and let drain for 30 minutes.
Discard the liquid and pour the drained tomatoes back into the bowl.
Add the rest of the ingredients.
Stir and let sit on counter, covered, for 1 hour, for flavors to develop.