Easy Seafood Marinara Spaghetti!

Seafood Marinara Pasta
I know lots of people love to cook pasta! But before I do cooking, I need to know the history behind the recipe. So, thanks to Wikipedia for the free encyclopedia information.

First time I cooked Seafood Marinara Pasta on my culinary training at Makati, Philippines! Well it's always nice to used fresh ingredients. It's an easy dish actually, you can used processed or home made tomato sauce.

Marinara (mariner's) sauce is an Italian American red sauce usually made with tomatoes, garlic, herbs (such as basil), and onion. However, there are many variations. Some of these include the addition of capers, olives and spices.

Traditional Italian American cuisine utilizes this sauce to add flavor to pasta, rice, seafood and pizza. In recent years, Americans have found use for it as a dipping sauce for other foods as well.

Italians refer to marinara only in association with other recipes, and which usually contain seafood of some sort. For instance, spaghetti alla marinara literally translates to mariner's spaghetti or "sailor-style spaghetti" and would be a dish including seafood, possibly shellfish, and not necessarily containing tomatoes at all. In fact, basic tomato sauce in Italy is called salsa al pomodoro or "pummarola".

In Australia, the term "marinara" is also used to refer to a seafood based sauce commonly, but not always, containing tomato.

This is my recipe for 1 serving! Good for people living alone. A very easy to do, even children can cook it!


1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 onion -- finely chopped
2 cloves garlic -- finely chopped
1/2 c white wine
3 c good quality tomato sauce
10 g shrimp -- peeled and deveined
10 scallops -- rinsed
1/4 c chopped parsley
350 g spaghetti or angel hair pasta cooked and drained
Salt and Pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese (optional)

Note: If you don't have scallops, you can used squids


In a pan , heat oil over medium-high heat. Stir in onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add white wine and simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce, pepper and salt. Bring sauce to a simmer and stir in the shrimp or squid. Cook for 1 minute and stir in scallops. Simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in parsley and toss with pasta. Topped with parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Let's thank GOD for the food and enjoy!



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