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Friday, November 20, 2009

red sauce

There are a zillion ways to make a great red sauce. Here is one

1 quart roma tomatos, chopped
1 onion, chopped
10 cloves garlic, minced
1 carrot, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp thyme
2 tsp sea salt
1 cup red wine
1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
1 tbsp maple syrup
3 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

Sautee onions in olive oil till translucent. Add the rest of vegetables and herbs and cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the rest of the ingredients (except basil), cover, bring to simmer, lower heat and let cook 3 hours or longer over very low heat, stirring occassionally to ensure it does not stick or burn. Add a little more wine if it gets too thick.
add basil, remove from heat.

For marinara, puree the sauce.

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