Marinara sauce is a simple, robust Italian sauce made with tomatoes, onions, garlic and herbs. Although canned and jarred marinara sauce is readily available in grocery stores, it’s much cheaper, healthier and more delicious if you make it yourself. Marinara recipes abound on the Internet and in cookbooks, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to find a marinara sauce recipe that works for you.
Cooking with Wine: Marinara Sauce
A great way to amp up the flavor of marinara sauce is to add some red wine during the cooking process. Any red wine will do, although robust wines like burgundy or zinfandel lend the heartiest flavors. Follow these instructions for a simple red wine sauce.
- 3 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 cloves chopped garlic
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 16-ounce can crushed tomatoes (you can use diced tomatoes if you like chunky sauce)
- 1/2 cup dry red wine
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon basil.
In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and saut