Dana's Marinara Sauce

When you want a good marinara recipe who do you ask?... 
A Pisan! :) 

My friend Dana learned this recipe from her mom who has passed along 
their authentic family recipes! Dana's grandma's claim to fame is that she has her pizza recipe published in the Rao's Cookbook! Does that mean she can get me into Rao's you ask...nope!(even Dana hasn't been) but I'm one lucky cook to get to pick her brain for the best Italian recipes!!!

You’ll Need - 

1 large can imported whole tomatoes (san marzano are the best!)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion chopped
2-3 garlic cloves (sliced) 
fresh basil 

(I made a bunch to freeze this time around!) 

The simplicity of this recipe is what makes it so fabulous! Spring the extra few bucks for the San Manzanos, they really are the awesome! 

Start by squishing the tomatoes with your hands in a bowl! This is really fun but watch out, they squirt!! In frying pan sauté olive oil, onion and garlic. Add squished tomatoes and season with pepper and basil. Cook down until most of liquid is absorbed and chop tomatoes into even smaller pieces if you'd like. If its too acidic just add a little bit of sugar! 

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