3 medium sweet red or orange peppers, coarsely chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
6-8 medium tomatoes, paste type or other red, coarsely chopped
¼ cup red wine
½ cup coarsely chopped basil
¼ c. cream, half & half, crème fraiche, or condensed milk (optional)
Salt & pepper to taste
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed stock pot & saute onion until translucent.
Add fennel seed & peppers & sauté another few minutes.
Add garlic & sauté until fragrant.
Add tomatoes & their juice & wine, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover & simmer for about 15-20 minutes, until vegetables are soft.
Add basil, cook another minute & puree.
Add cream, salt & pepper, return to simmer & serve (add a bit of water if it’s too thick).
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