My Favorite Marinara
Hi guys. I know, it is super unusual for me to post a recipe on a Saturday but today is special. You might remember (I mean, you should, aren’t you keeping a calendar on my whereabouts?) that I started a monthly contribution post to The Best Blog Recipes Blogger Gallery, and well, today is my day.
Today I’m heading over there to share my recipe for My Favorite Marinara. It’s just about as close to my Nana’s as I can get.
Even though, I do not look Italian, at all, I swear I am. My mom was even born in Italy. So like every good Italian girl, I’ve got a favorite marinara. If you can find an Italian girl that doesn’t swear by her own marinara then you better check her blood line, because that girl is surely not Italian!
For years I tried to replicate my Nana Suppa’s recipe. It seemed she didn’t add anything to the tomatoes except water and basil and somehow it came out tasting like the most amazing sauce you’ve ever eaten. While I don’t make mine, quite as simple as Nana does, I do think the key to a great marinara is simple ingredients.
While I’m on the topic of ingredients. I feel obligated to mention, you will not achieve a delicious sauce, if you are not using quality tomatoes. As far as I am concerned, and everyone on the Food Network (they’re always talking about this) you really should only use San Marzano tomatoes for the best result. Either that, or the tomatoes fresh from my Nana’s garden. Since I’m not sure that she’d appreciate you knocking on her door and begging for her freshly jarred tomatoes, you are better off heading to the grocery store and buying the San Marzanos that come in a can.
The recipe for My Favorite Marinara can also be found over on The Best Blog Recipes Blogger .
Do you have any recipes from an earlier generation that you recreate?