Food - Drink
The Difference Between Tomato Sauce And Marinara Sauce
Pasta dishes are abundant in practically every Italian restaurant, and many of them almost always come with a tomato-based sauce. With so many options, one can find themselves unsure of whether they are eating tomato or marinara sauce, and ‌how do these two vary from one another?
Marinara sauce is produced in 20 minutes by combining olive oil, garlic, and basil with whole peeled tomatoes. Its flavor profile is
bright, and its texture is thin, making it an ideal component when you don't want to overshadow the other flavors in your dish, such as pizza, calamari, and fried mozzarella sticks.
Tomato sauce is like a stew and takes several hours to prepare, with most recipes beginning with diced carrots, onions, and celery and then adding olive oil, garlic, butter, herbs, and then the tomatoes to give the sauce depth and flavor. After allowing the sauce to cook, it will have a nearly jam-like consistency and will taste sweet, rich, and caramelized.