Marinara (mariner’s) sauce is a South Italian tomato sauce. The most of basic recipes has tomatoes, garlic, herbs and onions. It’s pretty good to serve with pasta, rice or even seafood.
I prepared this sometime this week to serve with pasta (pasta alla marinara as Italians would call it) and some broccoli on the side.
3 cloves of garlic finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon ginger crushed
1 onion chopped
4 tomatoes diced
Dried herbs, i used basil and oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
First put quite an amount of water in a big saucepan, season with salt and bring that to a boil. The water is for cooking the pasta. Then start to prepare the sauce.
In a saucepan fry the onions, ginger and garlic.
Once the onions are tender, add the tomatoes.
Cover the saucepan and let the tomatoes cook down.
Add some little water and cover.
Remember the pasta should be al dente. Drain the water over a colander.
Return the pasta into the saucepan. Then pour the marinara sauce over the pasta.
Garnish with fresh basil leaves, if you have and serve immediately.
We had this with some stir fried broccoli.
Delicious, the pasta was just right and the seasoning in the sauce was flavourful. Once can basically have this as a full meal on it’s own.