Marinara Sauce

From the episode Even More Italian Classics

Why This Recipe Works

For a multidimensional marinara sauce recipe that would take less than an hour to prepare, we chose canned whole tomatoes for their flavor and texture, hand-crushing them and removing the hard core and stray bits of skin at the same time. W...

Why This Recipe Works

For a multidimensional marinara sauce recipe that would take less than an hour to prepare, we chose canned whole tomatoes for their flavor and texture, hand-crushing them and removing the hard core and stray bits of skin at the same time. We boosted tomato flavor by sautéing the tomato meats until they glazed the bottom of the pan, after which we added their liquid. Our last clever touch—we shortened the simmering time for our marinara sauce recipe by using a skillet instead of a saucepan (the greater surface area of a skillet encourages faster evaporation and flavor concentration).