Basic Marinara Sauce
Here is what you need:
1 can (28 ounce) crushed tomatoes*
½ medium yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
red pepper flakes to taste (optional)
1 tsp chopped fresh oregano or ½ tsp dried
1 TBS fresh basil or parsley, chopped
1 tsp sugar (if needed)
Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
fresh basil or parsley to garnish
fresh grated Parmesan cheese for garnish
* use high quality canned tomatoes such as San Marzano your sauce will taste much better
Here is what you need to do:
Heat about 2 TBS of oil in a sauce pan over medium heat. Once the oil is shimmering add in the onions and season with a little salt and pepper. When the onions are soft, about 5 minutes, add in the garlic and red pepper flakes. Stir for about a minute, don’t let the garlic burn.
When the garlic is fragrant add in the tomatoes and the oregano. Bring to a gentle boil then reduce to a simmer partially covering the lid for about 15 to 20 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper and sugar if needed
Lastly stir in a TBS of chopped fresh basil and turn off the heat.
Serve over your favorite pasta and garnishes of choice. Let’s Eat!!