View Full Version : Marinara Sauce gives me SERIOUS indigestion
04-25-2006, 05:37 PM
I've tried 3 or 4 times to make marinara sauce - and I've tried using different recipes, but it really doesn't sit well with me. I have a funny suspcicion that it it the sundried tomatoes that are giving me trouble. I know that they are used as a thickening agent in the sauce (?) - any other options?
04-25-2006, 05:42 PM
I was kinda having the same issue whenever I made the sauce and "pasta". I thought it was the zucchini.
I recently started making it without the sundried tomatoes and I handled it much better. It was a recipe Sweetgoddess posted for Cappellini Pomodora but even with Alissa's recipe, she mentioned in the book (or was that the dvd?) that you can make it without the sundried tomatoes if you don't want the sauce thick.
I found it to be a lighter sauce, still very flavorful and delicious, but I was able to better digest it.
Here is SweetGoddess' recipe that she posted a while back:
3 or 4 large ripe tomatoes diced quite small -make sure you use ripe, yummy tomatoes!
1 cup raw cold pressed olive oil
2 t fresh minced or ground garlic
sweet onion diced (to taste)
oregano, basil, thyme & rosemary (or italian Seasoning)
Celtic Sea Salt to taste
Mix in a bowl and cover, you can also pulse quickly in the food processor if you dont want it too chunky. Fresh basil is yummy in this. Let sit at room temperature 3-5 hours.
Serve on zuchinni angel hair pasta.
04-25-2006, 05:49 PM
Oooh thank you! I knew that, for me, it wasn't the zucchini because I can eat the Fettucine ALfredo quite happily - just something about those sundried tomatoes.
You're awesome, Rawkinlocs! :)
04-25-2006, 06:53 PM
Glad to know I'm not the only one. I didn't want to bring it up though ::embarassed:: I thought it was the sun dried tomatoes too. I thoguh since I read here that the "sun dried" was a type of tomato, not necissarily dried in the sun...that it was heated above the raw temperatures. So I dried my own and still had the same problem, just not AS bad, but still a horrible experience. I tried the sauce without dried tomatoes, but I like the tomato taste so the avocado doesn't come through as much (at least with my recipe). I'll get up the never to try it again one day though another way...maybe.
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