Thursday, June 5, 2008

Basic Marinara Sauce

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 small onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 (32-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
2 dried bay leaves

In a large casserole pot, heat the oil over a medium-high flame. Add the onions and garlic and saute until the onions are translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the celery, carrots, and 1/2 teaspoon of each salt and pepper. Saute until all the vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes and bay leaves, and simmer uncovered over low heat until the sauce thickens, about 1 hour. Remove and discard the bay leaf. Season the sauce with more salt and pepper, to taste.

~Giada De Laurentiis Everyday Pasta

~My side note
I like this sauce as well as my mom's. for this, I might make a double batch and freeze some, so I have it on hand when I need a marinara.

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turkey and artichoke stuffed shells

chicken parmesan

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2 Lovely Comments:

Elle said...

This look so easy and delicious! And i agree, you've got to make a double batch if things like this for later.

Christine said...

I love Giada! Your pictures are making me hungry. Looks Delicious!

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