Marinara sauce captures the essence of Italian cuisine: intense, easy to prepare, and, above all, delicious. That’s why today we bring you three tips to keep in mind when you make marinara sauce at home.
The Traditional Marinara Recipe
Before we begin, let’s lay out the traditional marinara sauce recipe. It includes:
- Ripe tomatoes
- Garlic cloves
- Origan and parsley
- Olive oil
First, mash the garlic cloves or slice them and place them in a pan with olive oil and fry it until golden brown. Add the tomatoes, a pinch of salt, and cover the pan with a lid. Let the sauce boil for approximately 30 minutes stirring every once in a while. Then add origan and boil for another 5-10 minutes. Finally, chop the parsley finely, turn off the stove, and add the parsley. Your marinara is ready!
Add Extra Flavor
Marinara sauce has an assertive, festive flavor, the food equivalent of a sunny Mediterranean afternoon. However, if you want to add some depth to the flavor of your sauce, use this simple trick recommended by Italian gourmets: as the sauce boils, add pitted black olives cut in halves.
Give It a Rest
Now, here’s an easy tip: to make your marinara even more flavorful, all you have to do is resist the temptation of enjoying it immediately. In fact, most Italians agree that marinara is even tastier if you prepare it and let it rest for a whole day before consuming it.
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