This is a basic marinara sauce that you can use on anything! And nothing is easier to make than your own marinara.
Good marinara starts with the right ingredients. San Marzano tomatoes, tomato paste and a few dashes of and Worcestershire sauce.
2 cans San Marzano tomatoes
1 TBS Worcestershire sauce
2 TBS Tomato paste
1 celery rib – diced small
1/2 onion – diced small
1 carrot – peeled and diced small
1 TBS dried Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
1 TBS sugar
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 TBS salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup each – water and red wine
Place olive oil, celery, onion, carrot in a large stove stop stock pot and simmer on medium for 10 minutes. Don’t brown them just sweat them until they are soft.
Add Worcestershire, tomato paste, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper and mix. This will have the consistency of a paste. Cook for 3 minutes.
Add tomatoes, water and wine. Bring to boil, reduce and simmer for 1.5 – 2 hours.
I don’t like my marinara sauce chunky so I mix it with my emersion blender for a few minutes until it’s smooth.
Now add pasta and they will sing your praises! Enjoy!