marinara sauce

Pronunciation: [mah-ree-NAHR-uh]

A highly seasoned Italian tomato sauce made with onions, garlic and oregano. It's used on pasta, meats and pizza. The term alla marinara refers to a dish served with this sauce.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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