Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Lavender-infused marinara sauce

Tomato sauces come in a dazzling array of textures and flavors, from creamy, sweet vodka sauce to chunky, spicy, herbaceous salsas. This sauce was inspired by the need for a dipping marinara -- in particular, to go with an amazing Pugliese tomato focaccia I found a while back in Bon Appetit. The sauce highlights the amazing (and, I think, tragically underappreciated) flavor of lavender while still retaining the tangy sweetness we all long for in a dipping marinara.