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A jar of Fresh Marinara

Fresh Marinara

Course: Italian
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Marinara, San Marzano
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 54kcal
This recipe for Fresh Marinara is one I have been using for years. So flavorful, and perfect for all your Italian dishes!
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Ingredients

  • 3 28 oz cans tomatoes whole, San Marzano are the best
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup garlic finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp basil fresh, chopped
  • 2 tbsp parsley fresh, chopped
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Drain the tomatoes in a colander set in a large bowl for 5 minutes. Reserve the tomato liquid.
  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and cook it; stirring, for about 5 minutes, or until it is golden brown. It should turn golden brown, but don't let it burn!
  • Add the basil, parsley, salt, and pepper. Cook the mixture for 30 seconds.
  • Add just the tomatoes (not the juice...hold onto the juice). Break the tomatoes up with your hands as you add them to the pot.
  • Increase the heat to high, and cook them for 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer the sauce for about 10 minutes.
  • Add the reserved tomato liquid.
  • Increase the heat to high and bring the sauce to a boil.
  • Boil if for 12 minutes, until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally and scraping the bottom to prevent burning.
  • Turn off the heat and let rest for at least an hour.

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Nutrition

Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 164IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg