Thursday, December 30, 2010

Flavorful Marinara Sauce

Italians know how to cook. It must be born in them because everything Mariann prepares is savory and delicious.

Mariann’s Marinara Sauce

3 tbsp olive oil
½ large yellow onion, chopped
4-5 cloves garlic, sliced
1 can crushed tomato
2 fresh Roma tomatoes
1 tsp capers
½ cup sliced black olives
¼ cup fresh chopped parsley
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
dash salt
dash pepper
crushed red pepper flakes to taste
Saute onion in olive oil until soft. Add garlic and sauté until it begins to turn golden on edges. Add can tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, then remainder of ingredients.
Let simmer on low for 30-40 minutes. Pour over cooked pasta and enjoy.