Marinara or Arrabbiata Sauce


This is a simple marinara or arrabbiata sauce for pizza or as a dip. The sauce can be refrigerated for a week or frozen for several months.

Ingredients

  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 small vidalia or yellow onion
  • San Marzano crushed tomatoes can
  • Fresh or dry basil
  • Olive Oil
  • Oregano (optional)
  • Crushed red pepper (optional)
  • Pepper
  • Salt

Directions

  • Wash and then chop 8-10 leaves of fresh basil (or use a small amount of dry basil instead)
  • Chop the garlic and vidalia onion finely
  • Pour a thin layer of olive oil in pan and heat up
  • Add the diced onion for a few minutes
  • Add (optional) crushed red pepper now for an arrabbiata (spicy) sauce
  • Add garlic, sauté till golden and turn off heat when done
  • Add crushed tomatoes and (optional) oregano to pan and stir
  • Cook sauce for 20 minutes at low-medium heat (if using dry basil then add now) and occasionally stir
  • Add pepper and salt to taste and cook for another 3 minutes
  • If using fresh basil then add it now and stir
  • If not using the same day, the sauce can be refrigerated for a week or frozen for several months

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