Thursday, January 29, 2009

Obsession: Easy "Special" Marinara

Last week, I was having dinner at Club Lucky—a family style, Italian restaurant that is close to my hood. They have a “special” marinara sauce that is amazing. I tried to remake a similar recipe at home that would be quick and tasty for a weeknight meal. It actually turned out really great. Here it is—yummy, easy, and it only takes about 30 minutes. Move over Rachel Ray…

Easy Special Marinara

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

1 28 oz can tomato sauce
1 handful fresh basil, chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
1/2 t dried oregano
1/8 c Parmigianino Reggiano, grated
1 T extra virgin olive oil
2 T heavy cream
1/4 t fresh ground pepper
1 T sea salt

In a large pot, boil cold water and salt for pasta. In another medium size pan, heat olive oil over low heat. Add garlic and let sweat for about 2 minutes; add oregano, basil, and pepper, stir about 1 minute. Add sauce and cheese. Cook over medium heat for 25 minutes. Reduce heat to low and stir in cream—cook another 5 minutes. Serve over pasta.

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Anonymous January 30, 2009 at 12:21 PM  

Marinara good...

Anonymous January 30, 2009 at 12:26 PM  

this looks fantastic!!! thanks for sharing!

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