Basic Tomato Sauce

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2½ to 3 cups

    of pasta
    • Difficulty


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By Aglaia Kremezi

Published 2014

  • About

In recent years most Greek restaurants have added celery to their all-purpose tomato sauce, inspired by the Italian marinara. But the older versions of all-purpose tomato sauce were scented with bay leaves and cinnamon, Eastern-inspired aromatics. I love to include orange peel, too, as they do in the Peloponnese. The wine sweetens the tomatoes, so I seldom add sugar. But if you like your sauce sweeter, I suggest you pulse a handful of raisins in the blender, which adds one more layer of fla