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Delicious Italian simplicity at its very best: my classic marinara sauce recipe with fresh tomatoes, garlic and onions...

Spaghetti Marinara Sauce Recipe

Course Lunch, Main Course, Starter
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2
Calories per serving 650 kcal

Ingredients

  • 9 oz dry spaghetti (250 g)
  • 1 lb fresh tomatoes (450 g), very ripe
  • 2 large garlic cloves chopped
  • ½ small onion chopped
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • a handful fresh basil
  • olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Blanch and peel the tomatoes first. Therefore fill a high pan with water, place it over high heat and bring it to a boil. Make a little incision using a knife in the fresh tomatoes and add them to the hot water.
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  3. Cook the tomatoes for 15 seconds. Then immediately refresh them under cold running tap water and peel them.
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  5. Add some olive oil to a saucepan and place it over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic.
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  7. Cook both gently for 2 minutes. Chop and deseed the tomatoes. Then dice the tomato meat. Add this to the onion in the saucepan. Season with some pepper and salt.
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  9. Stir well and lower the heat. Then put a lid on the pan and simmer the tomatoes for 5 minutes. The sauce should be a little chunky. Stir and add the tomato paste, dried thyme and red wine vinegar.
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  11. Stir and simmer for 3 more minutes. Check the seasoning and add extra pepper, salt, tomato paste or red wine vinegar to taste. Add some freshly chopped basil. Then take the tomato sauce off the heat and let it cool a little. In the meantime fill a high and large pan with water and add a good dash of salt. Place the pan over high heat and bring it to a rolling boil. Once boiling, add the spaghetti to the water.
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  13. Cook the spaghetti for a couple of minutes until tender and drain it. Then immediately add the cooked pasta to the marinara sauce and stir well.
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  15. Transfer the marinara pasta onto plates, sprinkle with freshly chopped basil and serve hot.
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