Pasta Marinara


I love seafood because it is delicious, especially prawns. Seafood is a good source of protein and vitamins.   This week I made Pasta Marinara. The Marinara mix consisted of mussels, prawns, fish and calamari.  I used the tomato sauce ingredients from the Beef Patties with Mashed Potatoes dish to make the marinara sauce.


700g fresh Marinara mix

1 onion

1 large capsicum

4 garlics cloves crushed

400g canned tomatoes

½ cup basil

½ red chilli (optional)

1 tbsp. olive oil

1½ cups water

Season with salt and pepper.

Handful of parmesan chase to sprinkle

400g Pasta



Add 1 tbsp. of olive oil on a non stick pan on high heat, fry the marinara for 3-6 minutes or until cooked.

Remove marinara from saucepan, reduce heat to medium and add olive oil.  Add the onions, capsicum, chilli and garlic and cook for 5 minutes or until soft.

Add the canned tomatoes and cook for two minutes. Add water and bring to the boil.

Add the marinara mix in the saucepan, reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until sauce is thick,

Chop basil and stir through and put heat off.

Cook pasta according to packet instructions.

Add pasts and marinara in a bowl and sprinkle cheese.



This dish serves 4


Try these pasta dishes

Sardines & Chilli Linguine

Rigatoni with Chicken and Broccoli

Pasta with Pesto and Meatballs