← Back to Search Results
American, Italian
Italian-American Tomato Sauce

Photo by:
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

Marinara Sauce

Yield: 4 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion or ½ medium onion, finely chopped (about ½ cup)
  • 1 or 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans imported (from Italy) plum tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Hot red pepper flakes or freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 leaves fresh basil, chopped, shredded, or torn

Directions

In a 3-quart saucepan, combine the oil, onion, and garlic. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the onion is tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

Drain the tomatoes and reserve the juice. If the juice is thick and there is no more than ½ cup in each can, then use in this sauce; if the juice is watery and plentiful, use it in another recipe, such as a soup or stew—the juice can be frozen.

Turn the tomatoes into a food mill and puree the tomatoes directly into the pan. Add the salt and hot red pepper flakes. Stir well. Increase the heat slightly and bring to a brisk simmer.

Adjusting the heat as the sauce cooks down, and stirring frequently, simmer briskly for about 12 minutes, adding the herbs in the last few minutes. The sauce should have thickened and reduced. If it needs to be thicker, continue to simmer briskly for a few more minutes. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper, if necessary.

Notes

The yield will depend on how much liquid is in the can. Tomatoes imported from Italy yield the most sauce.


© 2004 Arthur Schwartz
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 8 servings.

82kcal (4%)
65mg (6%)
19mg (32%)
12mcg RAE (0%)
382mg
23mg
2g
5g
2g
9g
0mg (0%)
571mg (24%)
1g (4%)
5g (8%)
2mg (11%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

big-fat-cookies Big Fat Cookies
by Elinor Klivans
cooking-for-friends Cooking for Friends
by Gordon Ramsay
down-home-with-the-neelys-a-southern-family-cookbook Down Home with the Neelys: ...
by Gina Neely, Pat Neely
american-vegan-kitchen American Vegan Kitchen
by Tamasin Noyes
hot-sour-salty-sweet Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet
by Jeffrey Alford, Naomi Duguid
young-and-hungry-more-than-100-recipes-for-cooking-fresh-and-affordable-food-for-everyone Young and Hungry: More Than...
by Dave Lieberman
in-the-kitchen-with-david In the Kitchen with David
by David Venable
jacques-torres-a-year-in-chocolate-80-recipes-for-holidays-and-special-occasions Jacques Torres' A Year in C...
by Judith Choate, Jacques Torres
complete-book-of-indian-cooking-350-recipes-from-the-regions-of-india Complete Book of Indian Coo...
by Suneeta Vaswani
arthur-schwartzs-new-york-city-food Arthur Schwartz's New York ...
by Arthur Schwartz
cook-with-jamie Cook with Jamie
by Jamie Oliver
west-coast-cooking West Coast Cooking
by Greg Atkinson
Already a member? Click here to Log In
close

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new Cookstr features and tools







By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
Spinner
New to Cookstr? Click here to Sign Up
close


Forgot your password? Click here
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?