500g penne (Barilla)
30ml olive oil
200g cherry tomatoes (sliced in half)
250g Good quality chopped tinned tomatoes
3 cloves garlic, (finely chopped)
5g teaspoon red chili flakes
1 bay leaf
Maldon Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper.
8 leafs fresh basil, (shredded)
In a sauce pan over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and heat until the oil starts to shimmer. Add the garlic, chili and cook, for about I minute. Add the chopped tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, bay leaf, salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add the shredded basil.
In a sauce pan add water and salt, bring to the boil and add pasta, cook for about 9 minutes.
Drain the pasta and add it to the sauce. Garnish with Parmigiano-Reggiano and serve.