WITN - Chef Walter - Recipes

Homemade Marinara Sauce Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ingredients

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, crushed
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
1 tsp kosher salt (to taste)
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper (to taste)
2 (32-oz) cans crushed tomatoes
2 dried bay leaves
A pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)

Directions

1. In a very big sauce pot, heat up your olive oil over a medium high heat. Add the onions plus crushed garlic and saute till the onions are translucent and fragrant, around 10 minutes. Add the celery, as well as salt and pepper.
2. Cook till all of the onions and celery are soft, around 10 minutes. Include tomatoes, red pepper flakes along with bay leaves, and then simmer uncovered, until the marinara sauce thickens, roughly 1 hour.
3. Remove and then discard the bay leaf. Taste, and then alter the marinara sauce with more salt and pepper, to taste. Use immediately, store inside of the fridge for about one week, or divide and freeze as much as a 30 days.

Homemade marinara sauce is an awesome resource in the kitchen, plus it is actually super easy to produce. Making marinara sauce is really straightforward, and once you have learned how to make marinara sauce, you then have a jump start on a wide variety of other recipes. Scrumptious, full of depth and rich with flavor and an all-around favorite, this easy marinara sauce recipe will quickly become your favorite!
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