Heat the oil with the onions and green onions, celery, bell peppers, jalapeŇos , and garlic in a medium saucepan over high heat. Add the basil, thyme, oregano, and bay leaves and sautČ for 2 minutes
Stir in the tomatoes, stock, salt, cayenne, and black pepper and bring to a boil. Cook over high heat for 2 minutes, then reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes. Stir in the butter and remove from the heat. Serve immediately, or prepare without the butter and store, refrigerated, in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Before serving, reheat over low heat until the sauce is at a simmer, stir in the butter, and proceed.
Yield: 2 cups