Basic Marinara Print Email

A quick sauce with thousands of great variations; perfect with pan or roasted pasta dishes.

Olive oil
Garlic, minced or mashed
Tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped or crushed from a can
Oregano, pref. Fresh
Crushed red pepper
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat plenty of oil in a saucepan, add garlic and cook just until it starts to brown. Add crushed tomatoes and oregano. Cook over medium heat until most of the liquid evaporates. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss with pasta and serve.

*Variations: Pancetta, capers, onions, shallots, fresh herbs, carrots, celery and assorted veggies, wine, etc.

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