Homemade Marinara Sauce
Can be made in a blender too. Just
blend longer and then cook.
Cup Unsweetened Tomato Juice
1 lb Roma Tomatoes (slice them up well)
Honey (or erythritol)
1 rounded tsp Oregano
1 rounded tsp Basil
¼ tsp Thyme
A pinch of the following: Crushed Fennel, Marjoram, Bay
Leaves (chopped), Pepper (to taste actually), Cayenne (if
1 tsp Celtic Sea
¼ tsp Worcestershire Sauce
The next are measured by weight:
3 - 4 oz Green Pepper
4 oz Zucchini
2 oz Carrot (peeled)
1 tsp Olive Oil (Extra Virgin)
One small chunk of Parmesan Cheese (½ square)
2 cloves Garlic
Optional: 3 Tbl Tomato Paste & a chunk of onion (sweet
onions are the best)
Notice the color is NOT the deep, deep red of most marinara
sauces. This is because we've used the freshest ingredients.
And this is the sauce after cooking it down slowly (3 hours)
on the stove to thicken it.
The tomato juice is needed at the bottom of your
NutriBullet Rx because it "pulls" the chopped ingredients above into
the blades. However, you might not need it if you slice up your
tomatoes thin and "force" then down over the blade.
Put the tomatoes (sliced) in next with the
sweetener. Then measure/weigh your veggies and chop them up.
Note that we peel the carrot because sometimes
the bitter in the outer skin can react with the tomatoes. But ask
any nutritionist and they'll tell you the outer skin is brimming
Add the veggies, your anchovy and
olive oil (very authentic) and everything else EXCEPT THE SPICES, put the top on
securely and let your NutriBullet Rx rip.
After it gets past the
"slow" cycle, YOU CAN hit the green button for two seconds
and let her go for the full cycle, or just put it away because
you're going to cook it down (thick) sometime in the future.
Spices contain volatile oils. In a marinara
sauce, you don't want to add them too soon. In fact, it is best to
cook the sauce down and add the spices a half hour before you've
finished cooking. If you are going to let the sauce sit overnight or
freeze it, add the spices right after you're done cooking.
You'll need at least TWO batches (sometimes
three), because the final solution is way too watery and has to be
My Sicilian Grandmother told me that outside
every kitchen window was a hook. You'd make up your sauce, cover it,
then hang it outside (on the hook) overnight. All the ingredients
got to know each other. A good marinara sauce is never served the
first day unless you're all out of food.
I put my sauce in the fridge, and then the next
day, cooked it down for three hours (low to medium heat) watching it
and stirring once in a while. The I left it on the stove overnight.
Germs be damned! It's a great sauce.
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