Closely enough…but not exactly. There’s a notion that marinara is called so since this pasta is served with inclusion of seafood. Though it really is derived from marinara being served to sailors (italian: marinaro) in Naples.
The basic ingredients of marinara also makes for other good dishes.
1/4 cup of olive oil
4 cloves of garlic sliced in half
1 35oz can of imported Italian tomatoes
3 basil leaves, washed, patted dry and chopped
salt & pepper to taste
1. Place garlic and olive oil in large sauce pan.
2. Turn heat to medium and cook until garlic is soft and lightly browned.
3. Crush the tomatoes and add with their juices.
4. Add basil, salt and pepper.
5. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer and cook until thickened approximately 20 to 25 minutes.
For this dish I used fish fillets and broccoli, red parprika and cauliflower. Since today’s theme is melted bliss, I topped it with lots of mozzarella…see it could pass off as pizza!
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