I've had numerous requests for a seafood marinara recipe.
Seafood and pasta is one of the most popular sections on my site.
Seafood really lends itself to combining with pasta.
I use tinned tuna to make macaroni cheese more interesting and tasty - I use it in sauce to make a lasagne and use the tomato and tuna sauce over spaghetti instead of bolognaise.
Seafood goes a long way with pasta and sauce which makes it really good value.
Canned fish particularly is inexpensive and easy to use - add a handful of frozen shrimps/prawns and you've got a very elegant sauce.
You can have a meal from the storecupboard in the time it takes for a pizza delivery.
So - seafood marinara - it's generally a tomato based sauce with a combination of seafood - mainly shellfish.
There are regional differences, but overall it's tomato based with mixed seafood.
You can buy mixed bags of frozen 'seafood cocktail' or can combine any selection of your own choice.
To make a tomato based sauce, then follow these instructions.
Simplest is to use a can of peeled tomatoes and whizz them to a pulp either with a stick blender or food processor.
Take a tablespoon of olive oil and gently fry a peeled, crushed garlic clove and a finely chopped small onion.
Add the tomatoes, a tablespoon of tomato puree and a small glass of white wine and simmer for about 30 minutes. Season with fresh ground black pepper and salt to taste.
Add some sliced mushroom and chopped basil and oregano for a few minutes to heat through.
The sauce should be quite thick, but if it's not, then boil rapidly to reduce.
Add about 12 ozs (300g) mixed seafood - tuna, prawns, anchovies, cockles, mussels, squid - heat the seafood through and serve over cooked hot spaghetti or linguine.
Grate some fresh parmesan to sprinkle over and serve with some hot crusty bread or garlic bread to mop up the juices.
For more seafood pasta recipes, please visit this page
There's recipes using canned fish, fresh salmon, shrimp/prawn - spicy seafood pasta using chirozo sausage or chilli seasoning - classic alfredo, seafood lasagne and many more.
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