Mario's basic tomato sauce

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 \N Spanish onion; cut into 1/4\" dice
4 \N Cloves garlic; thinly sliced
3 ounces Virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons Fresh thyme; or
2 tablespoons Dried thyme
½ medium Carrot; finely shredded
2 cans Tomatoes; (28-oz each)
\N \N Salt; to taste

Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil over medium heat until translucent, but not browned (about 10 minutes ).

Add the thyme and carrot and cook 5 minutes more. Add two 28-oz cans of tomatoes, crushed, with juice, chopped. Bring to a boil, lower the heat to just bubbling, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes. Season with salt to taste. Serve immediately, or set aside for further use. The sauce may be refrigerated for up to one week or frozen for up to 6 months. Yields 6 cups Per serving: 204 Calories; 22g Fat (92% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 5mg Sodium Recipe by: Mario Batali, Molto Mario, TVFN Posted to TNT Recipes Digest, Vol 01, Nr 923 by BGL <cyberfun@...> on Jan 9, 1998

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