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     Marinara Sauce for Pasta

Category   Sauces
Sub Category   None
Servings   3 cups
Preptime   45 min

1/4 cup olive oil
3 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
1 tablespoon tomato paste
35 ounce can whole peeled Italian (roma) tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Pinch of sugar
2 sprigs of basil

Heat 1/4 cup EVOO in heavy bottomed large sauce pan. Add garlic and cook over low moderate heat, stirring occasionally until garlic is golden. Add tomato paste and red pepper and continue to cook for one minute while stirring. Add canned tomatoes and crush them with a spoon, season with salt and pepper, and add the pinch of sugar and basil sprig. Bring to a boil and then turn down heat to a simmer. Simmer the sauce uncovered until it is thickened and reduced to 3 cups, about 30 minutes.
Serving Suggestions
Great base sauce for lasagne, stuffed shells, meatballs, etc

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