Friday, April 8, 2011

Recipe: A Simple Marinara Sauce

There are few sauces as versatile as a classic Marinara. Eat it with anything, on anything, or just use it as a dip. You can play with the recipe and make it as rich as possible.
Throw in some mushrooms, some bell peppers, different chillis, some corn for texture, play with it how you like. It makes an excellent sauce for pizzas (just add some oregano) so you don't have to get that store-bought bottled crap. Add some Garam masala and Chaat masala and you have some very interesting Indian flavours. Make it with red wine and serve the same bottle with your food. Add some gound meat and mustard to it. Use cheeses within the sauce. I love adding minced Jalapeno peppers and mushrooms to this and serving it with toast in the morning with some grated cheese.
So hence for this post I am going to present a simple basic marinara. This can be the template from which you expand the taste to your liking. GO WILD!!!.


1/2 cup Tomato Purée
4 large tomatoes (say, 250 grams)
5 tablespoons cup of olive oil
3 cloves of garlic (minced)
1 large onion (finely diced)
1/4 cup of fresh Basil leaves
1/2 tablespoon of dried Thyme.
Salt, black pepper, red chilli to taste.
Lets COOK!!!

Lets get those lovely red tomatoes out and dice them up.

Time for Mis en Place. (Everything in place). Now here I am not using any onions since there were people I was cooking for who didnt like onions. I otherwise recommend you keep them when you make marinara.Look and drool at all those delicious ingredients.

Get a stove on. Put on a pot and heat up the olive oil.

When it just starts to bubble, add your garlic and onions and sauté them for a few minutes until translucent. Once those are done, add your purée and diced tomatos and let them cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add your basil, salt, pepper, chilli and let it simmer for about 10 minutes or it thickens to the consistency you want.

I served it with a yummy Ravioli (Spinach, ricotta cheese and mushrooms) and a side of creamy mashed potatoes. (will put up posts on those soon).


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