Marinara Sauce

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Yield: 4 cups
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Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

3 large cloves garlic, minced

4 cups tomato puree

1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves

1 large fresh basil stem with leaves removed

1 teaspoon sea salt, preferably gray salt

Pinch baking soda or sugar, if needed

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large non-reactive pot over moderate heat. Add the garlic and saute until caramelized, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes to the garlic and bring to a simmer. Add the parsley and basil and simmer until reduced to a sauce-like consistency, about 15 minutes.
  2. Taste and adjust the seasoning. If the sauce tastes too acidic, add the baking soda and cook for 5 more minutes. If it needs a touch of sweetness, add the sugar and cook for 5 more minutes. Remove the basil stem before serving.