Marinara Sauce Recipe

Looking for a sauce that wins the approval of any dinner party? Call it tomato or pizza sauce, Marinara sauce will put smile on the faces!

Getting approval is very important for us from the day we are able to conceive the world around us. It’s a hard-wired survival instinct that serves as a foundation for all of our learning abilities. Once an action is executed, we got feedback from it that is stored and called upon again when necessary creating a habit of it.

What are the possibilities for Marinara Sauce?

With a bit of luck, our parents were introduced to the various methods of positive reinforcements and had a smile-full, happy childhood. Until we went to school where we faced the harshness of life, were being weighed, measured and found not wanting.

From then on, our life is spiraling around negative reinforcement where we only do something to avoid something worse. We put sunscreen on to avoid being burnt or we prepare for classes not to fail in particular subjects.

It’s interesting that we could do the same things using positive reinforcement like put on sunscreen to have a healthy skin or study to be a scientist or just make our teachers happy.

Can we change for Marinara Sauce?

Unfortunately though, most of us are having real troubles relying on long term motivational goals but everyone of us is good at perceiving short term troubles and acting upon them. No one doubts not to eat a piece of meat that smells bad but many of us seem to happily ignore the long-term health risks of having a bit of sugar or nitrates in our meals.

Its hard to see the disadvantages of something when our brain constantly craving for it though. Similarly, as smokers can find excuses to justify their addiction despite all the negativity around tobacco, any other destructive behavior can be explained easily if we really want to.

It takes time and effort to convince our subconscious primitive brain to take up new possibly of less destructive habits. Stop drinking but taking up smoking weed probably isn’t the best possible solution, but the jury is out on that.

Is it even worth to try?

Stop eating sugar and nitrates in our modern western world very much means that we have to turn our back on many culinary achievements of the late 20th century and start using our kitchen for what it was meant for.

The kitchen though can be a place for as much sufferings as pleasures, literally and metaphorically.  Depending on how we approach life, we can cook for not to be sick or we can cook to be healthy.

Interestingly, both can achieve the same results from the same ingredients but incredibly as it sounds we won’t have the same dish on our dinner table as much as we won’t have the same thing when we teach our children or prepare Marinara Sauce for our homemade pizza.

What is Marinara Sauce exactly?

Marinara Sauce is tomato sauce with garlic, basil and oregano. In some cases, olives, capers or salted anchovies are also added. What’s the difference between Marinara Sauce and tomato sauce? It depends on how we prepare tomato sauce. There is no clear distinction between the two, especially as all Marinara Sauces are based on tomato sauce but apparently not all tomato sauces are marinara sauce.

If we make tomato sauce with onions, garlic, basil and oregano then we have already made marinara sauce without us even knowing about it. Now we can peg a name to our masterpieces and show off our skills in the Italian cuisine and announce Marinara Sauce at family dinners like it weren’t just plain tomato sauce but something much more of a significance.

That is nothing sweeter than to reap the benefits of our long labor by crowning it with the smiles of approvals and nothing is easier than using Italian dishes to get those smiles, even if it’s just a tomato sauce.Marinara sauce recipe - SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • ½ cup / 125ml Oil
  • 2 medium Onion
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 28 oz / 800g Tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup / 30g Capers (optional)
  • ½ cup / 50g Olives (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Basil
  • 1 tablespoon Oregano

How to make marinara sauce

  1. Dice up onions.Onion-diced-gp-1-SunCakeMom
  2. Heat olive oil in a pan then saute the diced onion on high heat until it gets a glassy / translucent look for about 3-5 minutes.Onion-glassy-translucent-gp-SunCakeMom
  3. Add the crushed garlic and saute until it gets fragrant for about a minute.Onion-glassy-translucent-gp-SunCakeMom
  4. Mix in the pureed tomato.Onion-glassy-translucent-gp-SunCakeMom
  5. Add the optional capers and olives.Marinara sauce recipe - SunCakeMom
  6. Stir everything together nicely then place a lid halfway on pan and cook the sauce until its water content is somewhat reduced, for about 20 – 3o minutes.Tomato sauce lid - SunCakeMom
  7. 10 minutes before finishing, stir in basil and oregano. With aromatic herbs -especially fresh ones- it is recommended to wait until the end so the dish can keep their scent.Marinara sauce recipe - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!

Marinara sauce recipe - SunCakeMom

Marinara Sauce Recipe

Looking for a sauce that wins the approval of any dinner party? Call it tomato or pizza sauce, Marinara sauce will put smile on the faces!
Course Condiments
Cuisine Dairy free, Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • ½ cup / 125ml Oil
  • 2 medium Onion
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 28 oz / 800g Tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup / 30g Capers optional
  • ½ cup / 50g Olives optional
  • 1 tablespoon Basil
  • 1 tablespoon Oregano

Instructions

  • Dice up onions.
    Onion-diced-gp-1-SunCakeMom
  • Heat olive oil in a pan then saute the diced onion on high heat until it gets a glassy / translucent look for about 3-5 minutes.
    Onion-glassy-translucent-gp-SunCakeMom
  • Add the crushed garlic and saute until it gets fragrant for about a minute.
    Onion-glassy-translucent-gp-SunCakeMom
  • Mix in the pureed tomato.
    Onion-glassy-translucent-gp-SunCakeMom
  • Add the optional capers and olives.
    Marinara sauce recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Stir everything together nicely then place a lid halfway on pan and cook the sauce until its water content is somewhat reduced, for about 20 - 3o minutes.
    Tomato sauce lid - SunCakeMom
  • 10 minutes before finishing, stir in basil and oregano. With aromatic herbs -especially fresh ones- it is recommended to wait until the end so the dish can keep their scent.
    Marinara sauce recipe - SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!

 

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