Marinara sauce

Tue, 25/09/2012 - 13:48 -- nick

The following recipe is based on the one by world-renowned chef Mario Batali cited in the references section below.


  • 6 tablespoons virgin olive oil
  • 225 grams (8 ounces) Spanish onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves (or one half teaspoon dried)
  • 4 teaspoons fresh basil leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 85 grams (3 ounces) red bell pepper, diced
  • 1.3 kilograms (1 pound and 14 ounces) skinless plum tomato, crushed by hand
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in a sauce pan until it shimmers.
  2. Saute onions and garlic over medium heat for about 2 minutes until onions are translucent.
  3. Add the thyme, basil and bell pepper.
  4. Cook five minutes more.
  5. Add the tomatoes and sugar.
  6. Bring to a boil and then lower to a light simmer, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes.
  7. Season with salt to taste.
  8. Serve hot by ladling over pasta, seafood or rice.
Time45 minutes
DifficultyVery Easy

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