Cooking Marinara Sauce

When it comes to pasta sauces, marinara sauce is the quick and easy recipe that I love making the most. It requires such few ingredients and it takes so little time cooking. Depending on my whims, I can add seafood, chicken, both or no meats at all for this pasta dish.

I'm sure you love marinara, too. How 'bout we make something like this.

Cooking Marinara Sauce

Cooking marinara sauce will take only a little of your time. It won't cost much too because the ingredients are so plain and simple. Heck! You may already have some fresh herbs in your garden that are just waiting to be picked. Otherwise, you can always head to the grocer's to get necessaries for this dish.

Ready? Here we go.

Ingredients in cooking marinara sauce:
  • Garlic, crushed and chopped
  • Fresh parsley leaves, washed
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  • Fresh basil leaves, wash and cut
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  • Canned whole tomatoes, crushed with hands
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  • Fish sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Pasta
  • Pasta water
  • Shrimps (optional)
  • Chicken breast (optional)
  • Grated cheese (optional but preferred)

Cooking Marinara Sauce

Cooking directions for the marinara sauce
  1. Pour in the olive oil in a skillet or pan.
  2. Saute' the garlic when the pan is heated up.
  3. If using chicken, throw in the chicken when the garlic turns golden.
  4. Stir well.
  5. If using shrimps, add in the shrimps when the chicken cooks.
  6. Add the parsley and basil.
  7. Season the dish with fish sauce.
  8. Add the tomatoes.
  9. Lower the heat and let the dish simmer.
  10. Season the dish with fish sauce.
  11. Add the grated cheese. Stir well.
  12. Let it simmer under low heat for 5-10 minutes.
  13. Lastly, adjust the taste with salt and pepper.
Cooking Marinara Sauce

There you have it! Easy, right? You can put this is the fridge and it'll only taste better! It makes a good chips dip, taco filling and yeah, pasta sauce!

If you fancy, yon can use fresh tomatoes instead of the canned ones. In doing so, choose ripe plump tomatoes. Peel off the skin first and mash them with your hands, as well.

Note that I cooked the cheese together with the sauce. I don't like a very tangy marinara; that's why. Some however, prefers it. It's up to you to add the cheese during cooking; or when the dish is to be served. The  cheese by the way, makes the sauce salty and creamier.

Cooking Marinara Sauce

For a touch of Asian cooking, you may want to try my Baby Broccoli Pasta recipe, too.

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About the Author: Beingwell loves simple home cooking recipes. She enjoys sharing her quick easy meals, including Filipino cooking recipes in this blog. 
Enjoy cooking like a pro!
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