Monday, September 26, 2011

Marinara Sauce

Yesterday we made fresh pasta for cannelloni.

Today is the second installment in the preparation of said cannelloni.

This marinara is super quick and easy.  And good, too.  I love it with angel hair pasta and Parmesan cheese on top.

Just start with two onions in some olive oil.

After a few minutes, throw in some garlic and stir it around.

Next we need the tomatoes - I forgot to take a picture but I just used two 28-ounce cans of crushed tomatoes.  Nothing fancy.  Pour them in.

Add the seasonings - salt, pepper and sugar.  Simmer for about 30 minutes on low heat.

When the sauce has finished cooking, cut some basil leaves into strips.

Stir it up and serve immediately with angel hair.  Or cannelloni.  That's coming up tomorrow.

Marinara Sauce:
Inspired by Kelsey Nixon

3 T olive oil
2 onions, chopped
6 cloves garlic, chopped
2 28-oz. cans crushed tomatoes
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 T sugar
20 leaves fresh basil, sliced

Saute the onions in the olive oil in a large skillet for about 8 minutes over medium heat, stirring often.  Add the garlic and cook another 4 minutes, stirring often.  Pour in the tomatoes and stir well.  Add the seasonings, stir, and cover.  Simmer over medium-low heat for about 30 minutes.  Remove from the heat and add the basil leaves.  Serve immediately.  Also stores well in the refrigerator.

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