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Basic marinara Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
John Miller
Added: Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Olive oil
1 small onion, diced fine
4 cloves garlic, crushed
3 oz. tomato paste, Amore
1 28.5 can crushed tomatoes (San Marzano)
2 bay leaves
Sea salt
Pepper
Parmigiano, 1/4 to 1/2 cup
1 lb. any pasta

Directions:
Directions:
Heat oil in large casserole
Add onions and saute over medium heat until translucent, about 5 minutes.
Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.
Add tomato paste and saute, stirring often, until brown, about 3 minutes.
Add crushed tomatoes, bay leaves and salt and pepper to taste.
Cover and simmer over low heat for one hour.
Remove bay leaves.
Add cooked pasta to the casserole along with 1/2 cup of the pasta water.
Stir in cheese.
Serve immediately.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4-6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
2 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a great basis for every tomato-based sauce. Use San Marzano tomatoes or the most expensive ones you can find. It makes a difference.

 

 

 

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