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Marinara Sauce Recipes
For Anita in Camarillo

Monterey Marinara Sauce Recipe

1 T. olive oil
1 small onion, minced
5 rounded tsp. minced garlic
3 - 4 stems snipped parsley
9 - 12 basil leaves, torn
28 oz. crushed tomatoes (Contadina brand preferred)
1 tsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. dried red pepper flakes
4 grinds EACH black pepper & sea salt

In a large pot saute' onion & garlic till lightly brown; add herbs & toss, then stir in rest of ingredients in order given; simmer 20 minutes. Serves 2 - 3 for a main dish or makes 4 - 5 sides. Terrific on most anything & exceptional on sausage tortellini.
thanks, John Pisto & family, Monterey, CA.

Good idea to grate some fresh cheese to top this.


Picchi Pacchu Marinara Sauce Recipe

28 oz. can peeled roma tomatoes & juices
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
Pinch dried red pepper flakes
4 - 5 grinds black pepper
1 1/2 T. olive oil
7 - 8 buds garlic, slivered (do not substitute minced or whole for this, it changes the entire dish)
8 - 9 leaves basil, torn
8 oz. thin or regular speghetti, tagliarini, linguini, etc.

Fresh grated parmesan cheese to top whatever dish you choose

Pulse whole tomatoes & their juice in blender 4 pulses on GRIND. MIx in saucepan with sugar, salt, &

both peppers; bring to a low boil on Medium High, then reduce to a simmer.

Heat oil in a small skillet on Medium High; add garlic & stir 1 minute....do NOT allow to brown; stir this

into sauce; stir in basil too. Sauce will hold now off heat for an hour or so without being chilled.

Grate cheese; cover & chill it. Good with meatballs added; cook them in sauce before finishing it with
garlic & basil, then simmer all before serving. Cloned from Carrabas.

These are my two favorites. I'm sure there are quicker ones, but John's especially goes together fast & I know both are delicious.
Marilyn in FL

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