3/4 - 1 1/2teaspoonscrushed red pepper flakesthe full amount makes a very spicy sauce
1/2teaspoonfine grain sea salt
3medium cloves of garlicminced or finely chopped
1 28-ouncecan crushed red tomatoesnot diced, not pureed, not whole, no additional seasonings at all
1tspzest of one lemon
Combine the olive oil, pepper flakes, salt and garlic in a cold saucepan. Stir while you heat the pan over medium high heat. Saute for 45 seconds to a minute, just until everything is fragrant. Avoid letting the garlic turn brown. Stir in the tomatoes and heat to a gentle simmer, this should only take a couple minutes.
Remove from the heat and taste the sauce. If it needs more salt, add it now. Stir in the lemon zest and taste again. Try not to eat the entire pot of sauce with a spoon. Enjoy!