Emeril's Basic Red Sauce
Simple and Delicious
Emeril Lagasse shared his recipe for Basic Red Sauce with 'Good Morning America'.
Emeril used this sauce for his Spaghetti Pie, but you can use it with any Italian Dish.
In a medium, heavy pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, salt, basil, oregano and black pepper, and cook, stirring, until soft, 5 minutes.
Place the tomatoes in a large bowl and squeeze to break into small pieces. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, water, and sugar to the pot and stir well. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
Lower the heat to medium-low, and simmer uncovered for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally with a heavy wooden spoon.
Yield: About 3 Â½ cups sauce
Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, courtesy Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.