Italian Marinara Sauce Recipe

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There are no surprises in this Italian marinara sauce recipe. Traditional ingredients and classic cooking methods are used, but the order in which you introduce the ingredients is where the magic really happens.
Dinner
Italian
8
ingredients
6
steps
100
minutes
Chef Jenn is classically trained chef specializing in plant-based cuisine who brings nearly 15 years of professional experience to the table. Since graduating from culinary school, she has spent time honing her craft in Australia, Italy and in the U.S., including in Michelin-starred restaurants in New York City. Chef Jenn is now a freelance personal chef offering everything from catering services to cooking classes and beyond.

Ingredients

Servings:
8
1/4 cup(s)
olive oil
2
fresh thyme sprigs
2
fresh parsley sprigs
2
fresh oregano sprigs
2
fresh basil sprigs
1
head of garlic, peeled and minced
2
shallot bulbs, peeled and minced
1
20 ounce can of San Marzano tomatoes

Directions 6 steps | 100 Minutes

Step 1

Measure and prep all ingredients.

Step 2

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat the olive oil until hot but not searing hot. Add the basil, thyme, parsley and oregano to the saucepan and reduce the heat to medium-low. Lightly sauté for 2-3 minutes. Do not fry the herbs. You want the herbs to stay green while you toast them. 

Step 3

Remove the herbs and set them aside. You can use them for garnish later if you wish. Add garlic to the oil. The garlic should be simmering in the oil. Cook garlic in the oil for 1 minute. Add shallots and simmer for 1 minute or until the shallots become translucent.

Step 4

Add the entire can of tomatoes to the saucepan. Add ¼ cup of water to rinse the remaining sauce out of the can and pour it into the saucepan. Adjust the heat to high and stir occasionally until the sauce begins to simmer. When the simmering becomes more rapid, adjust the heat to low and cover. Simmer for 1½ hours, stirring occasionally. (See notes)

Step 5

For a smoother sauce, allow the marinara to cool for 10-15 minutes before using an immersion blender or a blender to blend smooth.

Step 6

Enjoy!


Notes:

If the tomatoes are whole, empty them into a mixing bowl to crush by hand. If the tomatoes are already chopped just add them as is.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
95
FAT
7 g
PROTEIN
1.5 g
CARBS
7.9 g

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