Pasta and Oysters

Recipe is from Joe Patti’s Seafood.

1 medium to large onion, diced

¼ cup olive oil

1 large can of tomato sauce

2 sprigs fresh sweet basil or 1 tsp. dried basil

1 tsp. sugar or artificial sweetener

2 pints oysters with juice

1 (8-oz.) pkg. small shell pasta

1 tbl. grated Romano cheese

Salt and pepper, to taste

1. Brown onion in olive oil.

2. Add tomato sauce and ½ can of water. Cook slowly for 15 minutes. Add basil and sugar. Let cook for 10 minutes longer.

3. Add oysters and juice; let cook for 10 to 15 minutes.

4. Add enough water for the amount of pasta; bring to a boil and add pasta. Cook until pasta is done. Stir in Romano cheese, salt and pepper just before pasta is done. Cheese can be sprinkled over individual servings.