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Old 10-21-2011, 07:34 PM   #1
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Marinara sauce from scratch

Next week i'm planning on making marinara sauce from scratch using fresh tomatoes, this will be my first attempt. Does anyone have a favorite recipe or any advice on making it. Should I use dried or fresh herbs? Any advice is appreciated.

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Old 10-21-2011, 08:09 PM   #2
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Fresh herbs are almost always best! Fresh tomatoes demand fresh herbs. But, sometimes dried is all there is :(
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:11 PM   #3
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i also get my onion and garlic nicely browned then add all tomatoe products and herbs and cook down
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:24 PM   #4
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Yeah I originally planned on using fresh herbs, you just can't beat that flavor.
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:03 PM   #5
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I forgot to mention that allrecipe.com, (I have program on cell), has some good marinara recipes.
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:08 PM   #6
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I looked on that website but nothing stood out. Mainly because most of them used canned tomatoes. I found a recipe that i'm thinking of trying. It has tomatoes, onions, garlic, red wine, fresh herbs...sounds delicious! It also explains how to peel the tomatoes. It includes pictures, which I love!
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:17 PM   #7
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Roasting fresh tomatoes makes for wonderful sauce.

There are some great ideas and recipes here!
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:21 PM   #8
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Roasting fresh tomatoes makes for wonderful sauce.

There are some great ideas and recipes here!
I've made a soup from roasted tomatoes and it was fantastic! I was considering roasting them also. I wanted an authentic recipe. I'll probably try it both ways.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:48 PM   #9
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I've made a soup from roasted tomatoes and it was fantastic! I was considering roasting them also. I wanted an authentic recipe. I'll probably try it both ways.
I grew a plethora of lousy tomatoes this year, and after inquiring about what to do with them, am thinking Kadesma or Babe or Katie came to my aid with a wonderful roasted tomato recipe, along with many other good folk. I used rosemary, salt and pepper, garlic, and thyme, and they were outstanding!

Check out Roasted tomato recipes here on DC.
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:04 AM   #10
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Dried herbs are often preferred . Only use fresh at the end of cooking; dried toward the start.

And good quality canned tomatoes are often better for sauce than fresh tomatoes.
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