December 02, 2010

Marinara sauce

The holiday season is finally here!  Bright Christmas lights, cold wintry nights, cuppa hot chocolate, cinnamony delights.. ah the festivities are truly musical. Have been thinking to make something which personifies the season in some aspect and the color, the vivid color red got me cooking this simple yet down-home-comforting recipe. 

So let's get cooking!

  • 6-8 Big roma tomatoes,stewed or 28oz can of crushed tomatoes (try Cento's)
  • 6-7 Big cloves of garlic, grated
  • 1 Medium onion, chopped
  • 3/4 tsp Dry oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili flakes
  • 4 tsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste

To start , heat the olive oil in a deep pan. Add the onions and garlic, when translucent add the stewed tomatoes. Stir and cook on low to medium heat. Add oregano, chili flakes and salt. Stir and cook for  another  8-10 minutes . In case the tomatoes are too tart, add some fine sugar to maintain the traditional naturaly sweet yet perfectly tangy flavor of the sauce.

Serve hot over fresh pasta or along side some warm garlic bread.

Soul satisfying!


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