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Classic Marinara Sauce

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Ingredients
  Extra virgin olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), peeled
  Tomato paste 1 Tablespoon
  Canned whole peeled tomatoes 35 Ounce, crushed by hand (1 Can, With Their Juices)
  Sugar 1 Pinch
  Basil sprigs 2
  Freshly ground pepper To Taste
  Salt To Taste
Directions

In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil.
Add the garlic cloves and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 5 minutes.
Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
Add the crushed canned tomatoes with their juices.
Stir in the sugar and basil sprigs, season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
Simmer the sauce over low heat, stirring occasionally, until it has thickened and is reduced to 3 cups, about 30 minutes.
Taste and season again with salt and pepper.
Remove and discard the basil sprigs and garlic cloves and serve.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Tomato

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