How to Turn Average Pasta Sauce into a Culinary Delight
From Blah to Hurrah! How to turn average pasta sauce into a culinary delight!
Food... we all love it but who really has the time to make a batch of homemade marinara. This is when I turn to my age old trick of using herbs and spices to turn a jar of plain marinara into something that is worthy of a culinary award. Not only is spicing up your food with herbs healthy but it's surprisingly tasty!
When working with a typical jar of spaghetti sauce I usually like to incorporate any or all of the following:
Fresh Garlic (4 cloves)
Fresh Basil (2T to 3T)
Fresh Oregano (1T to 2T)
Chopped Onion (1 medium)
Fresh Chives (2T to 3T)
Fresh Parsley (1T to 2T)
Fresh Rosemary (1t to 2t)
I will start with a little olive oil in the bottom of my pan on medium heat and then add the chopped onion and crushed garlic. I like to sautee the onions and garlic for a couple minutes and then add the fresh chopped herbs to release the aromas and flavors. After another minute or so I pour in the jar of sauce and let it simmer while I prepare the rest of the meal. This is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser!!
-Summer, Spirit of Health Manager