Grafted Growers Recipe (San Marzano Tomato)

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San Marzano tomatoes, garlic, and herbs are used to make this quick, simple, and nutritious classic Italian marinara sauce. This sauce is ideal for serving over your favorite pasta cut and will quickly become a household favorite. It takes 30 minutes to prepare and can be frozen for later.

Here’s another Grafted Growers recipe featuring San Marzano Tomato.

Nutrition Facts:

San Marzano Tomatoes are the major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, with only 18 calories per 3.5 ounces (100 grams). They are 95 percent water, 3.9 percent carbohydrates, and 1.2 percent fiber by fresh weight, with trace amounts of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.

San Marzano Sauce (Classic Marinara)

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs fresh San Marzano tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 7 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 tsp sea salt, plus more to taste
  • ¼ tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 sprig fresh basil, still on stem 

Instruction:

  1. Tomatoes should be diced roughly. Set aside in a large mixing bowl with 1 cup water.
  2. Add the oil and garlic to a large, shallow pan. (Use a 12″ pan or larger)
  3. Heat the garlic until it begins to sizzle over medium-low heat.
  4. Add the tomatoes and water when the garlic begins to toast.
  5. Increase the heat to medium.
  6. Add the salt and chili flakes. Set the sprig of basil on top of the tomatoes, but do not submerge it.
  7. The basil will wilt as the tomatoes begin to simmer. Gently push it down into the sauce once it has totally wilted.
  8. Simmer the tomatoes for 8-10 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened and most of the water has evaporated.
  9. Remove the basil sprig out of the sauce.
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