This is a kid's favourite in our house. I would say at some point almost every single week they have it. This sauce is delicious served straight over pasta, or as a base for other dishes like lasagne, cannelloni, bolognese and so much more. I usually make a huge batch and preserve it in jars. I will add that method later on. If you choose to do it this way, it makes for very quick lunches or dinners. That is something we all love!
Classic Spaghetti with Fresh Marinara Sauce
10 Large cooking tomatoes
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup of white wine
3 garlic cloves, crushed
bunch of fresh chopped basil
1 teaspoon oregano
Fresh ground pepper and salt
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon sugar
In a large pot of boiling water, add all of the whole tomatoes. Turn off heat and leave for a few minutes until the skins are loose enough to remove. Drain water from pot, and one tomato at a time, remove the skin. Once this is done, you can roughly chop them and set aside.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil, add garlic and chopped onions. Brown the onions for a few minutes, then lower the heat and add a little of the wine to reduce the onion . Let all the liquid absorb and then add a little more. Repeat process, until all the wine has been absorbed and the onions are soft. This should take about 30 minutes.
Next, add the tomatoes, fresh chopped basil, oregano, sugar, salt and pepper to the skillet. Reduce heat to medium- low and continue cooking until all juices have evaporated. If you fail to do so, the result will be a runny sauce as opposed to a thick one.
Remove sauce from heat and add to a blender and blend until smooth. Return to a saucepan and simmer for a few minutes.
Delicious just as it is served over pasta and topped with freshly grated Parmesan.
Note: This is a very versatile sauce and can be added to any tomato style dish you like. Many people like to add vegetables, chicken or beef to this sauce. Equally yummy!
Can be stored in the refrigerator for a week, in the freezer for several months or canned for up to a year.
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