Michael Chiarello's Marinara Sauce

Recipe by AmyZoe
MAKE IT SHINE! ADD YOUR PHOTO
READY IN: 28mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 4 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat the olive oil in a large non-reactive pot over moderate heat.
  • Add the onion and saute until translucent, about 8 minutes.
  • Add the parsley and garlic and cook briefly to release their fragrance.
  • Add the tomatoes, basil, and salt.
  • Simmer briskly until reduced to a sauce like consistency, stirring occasionally so nothing sticks to the bottom of the pan.
  • The timing will depend on the ripeness and meatiness of your tomatoes and the size of your pot.
  • If the sauce thickens too much before the flavors have developed, add a little water and continue cooking.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning. If the sauce tastes too acidic, add the baking soda and cook for 5 more minutes. If it needs a touch of sweetness, add the sugar and cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Remove the basil stem before serving.
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