This Marinara Sauce is a flavourful sauce that is healthy. It’s great to use in pasta, lasagna, and other casseroles. I already posted a quick and simple Marinara Sauce and Pasta Sauce recipes. This Fresh Tomato Marinara Sauce is full of Italian flavours.
Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Cook Time : 1 hour 15 minutes
Makes : 2 1/2 cups
Tomatoes : 12 large
Onion : 1 large chopped
Garlic : 6 cloves minced
Olive oil : 1/3 cup
Bay leaves : 2
Cranberry/tomato juice : 3/4 cup
Honey : 1 tablespoon
Dried basil : 3 teaspoons
Dried Oregano: 1 1/2 teaspoons
Dried marjoram : 1 1/2 teaspoon
Salt : 1 1/2 teaspoons
Fresh ground black pepper : 1 teaspoon
Red pepper flakes : 1/2 teaspoon
Fennel seeds : 1/4 teaspoon
Wash and cut the tomatoes in a + mark on the top. Boil water and blanch the tomatoes.
Drain the water and peel the skins off and dice them.
Heat olive oil in a stockpot over medium heat, add onion, minced garlic and saute for 5 minutes.
Add diced tomatoes, bay leaf, stir well, lower the heat and cook for 30 minutes.
Add Cranberry/tomato juice, honey, basil, oregano, marjoram, salt, pepper, red chilli flakes, fennel, stir well and bring it to a simmer and cook until all the juices are simmered. It takes about another 30 minutes.
Turn off the stove, let the sauce cool down before storing the sauce in a airtight container.
This is a chunky sauce, if you like it smooth and creamy, take the sauce into a blender jar and blend till required consistency.