Saute garlic in olive oil, then simmer with tomatoes, tomato paste, parsley, a pinch of salt and a generous dose of red wine to make a flavorful and versatile marinara.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 2 (28 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 tablespoon salt
- 1/2 cup red wine
In a medium bowl, blend the whole tomatoes and paste; reserve.
In a large saucepan, warm olive oil over medium-low heat and add garlic; cook for a few minutes, but make sure to not brown the garlic.
Pour tomato mixture in saucepan and stir; cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Add parsley, salt and wine; reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens; serve.