This is a spin off of Ina Garten and a Food Network recipe. It ended up being very different from both and very rich. This sauce will freeze well.
Keyword marinara, marinara sauce
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 1hour
Servings 86 oz servings
128oz canSan Marzano crushed roma tomatoesyou can sub whole tomatoes here and crush by hand
114oz canFire roasted diced tomatoes with garlicany type is fine
1/4cupExtra Virgin Olive Oiluse something good
1 smallwhite onion, small dice (about 3/4 cup)any kind of onion is fine
4-5 clovesgarlic, minced finely
1/2 tspdry basil yes, DRY, not fresh
1tspsaltI use Dixie Crystal Kosher in all my recipes
2Tblwhite sugarmore or less depending on how acidic your tomatoes are
1/2tsp black pepper
3/4cupred winedry, not sweet
1Tbltomato paste from tubeor 2 Tbl from a can
1/2tspanchovy pasteoptional for vegans, but use it if you can
1Tblbalsamic vinegara sweet one if you have it
2Tblbutteroptional but adds a nice finish
Do your Mise en Place first: gather all the ingredients. This will take a large pot with a lid.
Dice up the onion and mince the garlic.
Put the stock pot over medium heat and add EVOO. Add onion and garlic. Sweat these, do not brown. (Turn down heat if necessary.) Add anchovy paste if using.
Add all the tomatoes.
Add basil, salt, sugar, pepper and red wine.
Stir thoroughly and bring to a very slow simmer. Add tomato paste. Cook over very low heat at a very low simmer for one hour, stirring occasionally.
The sauce should reduce by about 10-15%. When you are happy with the consistency, take off the heat and add the fresh basil leaves. Add balsamic and butter if using.
Finally, check the seasoning. It will likely need more salt and perhaps more sugar if it's still acidic.
Serve over your favourite pasta or over my gnudi (next recipe).
I highly recommend using anchovy paste here. It gives a certain umami that is very nice. This sauce will freeze nicely. I served this over my gnudi, which is the next recipe in line or you can search for it. It is also good as a pizza sauce!
Angela's Marinara Sauce https://misangela.com/2020/04/17/angelas-marinara-sauce/ April 17, 2020