Marinara Sauce


Introduction

Marinara sauce is a staple of Italian cuisine. It is a simple sauce made with tomatoes, garlic, and herbs. It is commonly used as a dipping sauce or as a base for other sauces and dishes.

Ingredients

-1 can (28 oz) of crushed tomatoes
-1/2 cup of olive oil
-1 onion, chopped
-4 cloves of garlic, minced
-1 teaspoon of sugar
-1 tablespoon of dried basil
-1 tablespoon of dried oregano
-1 tablespoon of salt
-1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

Method

1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
2. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until softened.
3. Add the crushed tomatoes, sugar, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper.
4. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes.

Description of the food

Marinara sauce is a red sauce that is slightly sweet and acidic. It is made with tomatoes, garlic, and herbs. It is commonly used as a dipping sauce or as a base for other sauces and dishes.

Potential changes & improvements

-Add more or less garlic to taste
-Add other herbs such as thyme or parsley
-Add a pinch of red pepper flakes for a little heat
-Use fresh tomatoes instead of canned

What other food it works well with

Marinara sauce goes well with pasta, chicken, fish, vegetables, and bread.

Common Mistakes

-Overcooking the sauce, which can make it watery
-Not simmering the sauce long enough, which can make it too acidic
-Using too much garlic, which can make the sauce taste bitter

Nutritional Information

-Calories: 190
-Fat: 15 g
-Saturated Fat: 2 g
-Cholesterol: 0 mg
-Sodium: 580 mg
-Carbohydrates: 11 g
-Fiber: 3 g
-Sugar: 6 g
-Protein: 2 g

Allergens

This recipe contains the following allergens:

-Tomatoes
-Olive oil
-Onion
-Garlic


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