Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Seafood Marinara

I'm not a big fan of spaghetti or pasta dishes, except for lasagna, so I don't cook it very often. Today I decided to make seafood spaghetti because I have some shells and shrimp I need to use. I made a marinara sauce from fresh tomatoes. I'm allergic to shrimp so I mixed it in the sauce after I've checked the flavor. Why don't you try this at home.

Seafood Marinara

Marinara Sauce
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • 5 large ripe tomatoes cut into wedges
  • 1 small carrot minced
  • 1 medium white onion minced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 stalk celery finely chopped
  • 1/4 ts salt
  • 1/4 ts pepper

  • 250g dried pasta cooked according to package insctructions
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 12 green mussels
  • 6 prawns
  • 2 small calamari
  • 100 ml white wine
  • parsley

  • Prepare the marinara sauce ahead of time. Wash 6 large ripe tomatoes. Cut into wedges. Put 2tbs olive oil in a hot pan. Saute tomatoes for 2 min. and turn off the heat. Take out the tomato wedges and remove the skin. This should be easy now that the tomatoes are soft. Minced the tomatoes.
  • Heat a sauce pan and put 2 tbs of olive oil. Add the garlic, onion, celery and carrots and saute for 10 min.
  • Add the tomatoes and salt and pepper and simmer on low heat for about an hour. (Leave the pan uncovered)
  • Set aside and cool it down.

  1. Now cook the pasta according to package instructions.
  2. Clean the green mussels. Scrub the shells clean and remove the beards.
  3. Clean the calamari. remove the skin. Cut the body into rings.
  4. Peel the prawns and devein.
  5. Put 1 tbs oil in the the pan. Saute the shrimp and calamari until the shrimp turns orange.
  6. Add white wine. Cover and simmer until liquid is reduced to half.
  7. Add the marinara sauce and stir. Bring it to boil.
  8. Put the green mussels and stir. Cover and cook until the mussels open.
  9. Toss in the cooked pasta and mix well.
  10. Turn off the heat. Top with parsley and parmesan cheese.
  11. Serve with salad greens or garlic bread. ^^

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