Thursday, February 22

Homemade Marinara

The basis for a majority of Italian recipes is a good marinara sauce.  I have experimented and created the ultimate homemade marinara sauce.  This sauce is delicious and quick to make.  In less than 40 minutes you can be eating.  It is tangy, but not tart.  It is well balanced for everyone from kids to grandpa.  It is a must have recipe for your repertoire.

Homemade Marinara

Homemade Marinara

The key to a great marinara is quality tomatoes, fresh onions and garlic.  The best tomatoes are San Marzano tomatoes.  They are ripe and sweet.  Plus, since they are canned within hours of being picked they are always the best tasting tomatoes available, even outside of the normal growing season.  Therefore, you can make sauce all year round.

Dice the onions

Finely dice 1/2 and onion and mince 2 cloves of garlic.

Sweat the onions

Heat a large saucepan over medium heat and add the olive oil, onions and garlic.

Add the seasonings

Sweat the onions and garlic for 3 minutes or until they start to turn translucent.

Then add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, dried parsley, dried oregano, salt, sugar and black pepper.

The Perfect Sauce

Mix well and then simmer for 30 minutes.

Remove from the heat and serve.

Homemade Marinara
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Recipe type: Marinara
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 8
 
The perfect homemade marinara recipe.
Ingredients
  • 6 tbs olive oil
  • ½ diced onion (roughly ⅓ cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 28-29 oz can tomato sauce
  • 6 ounce tomato paste
  • 1 tbs dried parsley
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Finely dice ½ and onion and mince 2 cloves of garlic.
  2. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat and add the olive oil, onions and garlic.
  3. Sweat the onions and garlic for 3 minutes or until they start to turn translucent.
  4. Then add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, dried parsley, dried oregano, salt, sugar and black pepper.
  5. Mix well and then simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from the heat and serve.
 

 

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