Thursday, April 16, 2020

Marinara Sauce | Pizza Sauce from fresh tomato

Marinara Sauce is a simple tomato sauce usually made with tomatoes, oil and herbs. There are so many variations in this sauce depends on what herbs are used or what type of tomatoes are used and so on. The recipe that i'm sharing today is the very basic tomato sauce recipe that i had learned from one of Martha Stewart's cook book. 

Many of the recipe available online are using the canned tomatoes, since i'm hardly buying any canned food items other than condensed milk, i'm looking for recipe using fresh tomatoes for long time and finally found it in her cook book . 

It's such a simple recipe and the flavors are really amazing.Here in the recipe, i have used both roma & beefsteak tomatoes just like the original recipe, but i have tried with only roma tomatoes before, that too taste good. 

So don't worry if you can't source any particular tomato variety, try it with whatever tomatoes you have but make sure it's ripen well and in bright color.  Also read that the tomatoes on the vine tastes best for any type of sauce since it's allowed to ripen on the vine, it's juicy and has most flavor. So if possible try to use the tomatoes on the vine. 

Marinara sauce is delicious on pasta and pizza or it can be simple served as dip for your chips. It's such a versatile sauce and can used as many way as possible.  For the given quantity of ingredients list, it yields little more than 1 cup of sauce, it's enough for making one medium size pizza and pasta for two. 

It stays well for a week in refrigerator and i'm not sure how long it last since mostly it would be finished off within a week. If you haven't tried making marinara sauce before, do give this recipe a try, i'm sure that you will love it. Now let's check out this amazing and simple marinara sauce recipe. 

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Marinara Sauce | Pizza Sauce from fresh tomatoes

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Sauce | Recipe Cuisine: Italian
Marinara Sauce,Pizza Sauce,Pasta Sauce,Tomato Sauce, How to make Pizza sauce Marinara Sauce is a simple tomato sauce usually made with fresh tomatoes, oil and herbs.
Roma Tomato - 2 
Beefsteak Tomato - 1 
Olive oil - 1 tbsp
Garlic - 3 cloves
Red chili flakes - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Pepper - to taste
Salt - to taste

In a sauce pan, add water and bring into boil. Make a criss cross on the top and bottom of the tomatoes with knife.Add the tomatoes into the boiling water and let it boil for 3 mins. Remove from the flame, discard the hot water and run it under tap water to let it cool.Remove the skin of the tomatoes and roughly chop into small chunks. Remove the thick center part of the tomato and finely chopped the garlic. Heat the sauce pan with olive oil.Add the garlic, saute till they are aromatic and then add the tomatoes.Next add the salt, sugar,chili flakes & pepper powder.
Give a good stir, cover the pot with lid and let it simmer for about 20 mins or until the tomatoes are mushy.Let it cool and then transfer into blender jar and grind into smooth puree. 
Tasty & Versatile Marinara Sauce is ready.

  • Use well ripen and bright colored tomatoes for vibrant sauce.
  • Added sugar to balance out the tartness from the tomatoes, but that's totally optional, you can skip it.
  • Adjust the seasoning as per your liking.

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