So, for the last 5 years (of our marriage) I've been trying different recipes for marinara. None of them really satisfied him. He preferred to buy Rao's (which is the BEST jarred sauce you will EVER buy....trust me on this one. Do a google search on Rao's and you will see that NOBODY can make a reservation - the food is so good that people have tables in their names and never give them up. The closest you will ever get to Rao's is the one in Vegas. I encourage you to go there. It is an EXACT replica of the one in New York, down to the very pictures on the walls, not to mention the recipes).
Anyway.....after many attempts, one night I made a sauce that Lee lost his mind over and insisted I write down because he wanted me to make gallons of it and put it in the freezer so he could eat it at will (I have yet to do that....).
1/4 colive oil, extra virgin
2 smallyellow onions
2 clovegarlic, minced
1/8 tspcrushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tspanchovy paste (from a tube)
10leaves of fresh basil, torn into small pieces or minced
1 can(s)28 oz can (1lb, 12 oz) cento whole tomatoes (or muir glen will work too) - squished by hand into pot.
-add a swirl (once around the pot) of olive oil at the end to finish and give extra flavor!
How to Make Marinara Me!
- 2. Add tomatoes, sugar and olive oil.
Continue cooking on low for about 20 minutes. Taste for seasoning - add more salt or pepper to taste. Add a swirl of oil to the pot.
Serve over your favorite pasta. Enjoy!