Tuesday, October 25, 2011

RECIPE : Seafood Marinara

Last Friday, Mr. C and I had Seafood Marinara. Earlier on in the week, as we shopped at Woolworths, I came across the above leaflet. That's what I like about grocery shopping here in Australia. Every week, Coles and Woolworths will have leaflet with recommended dishes to cook accompanied by the easy-to-follow recipes. Not only are the recipes easy to follow, you can buy the ingredients for a low cost too!

Step 1 : Heat oil in frying pan and stir fry the marinara mix for about 3-5 minutes the set aside.

Marinara mix is made up of slices of fish fillets, squid, prawns and mussels and can be bought at any Coles and Woolworths. We bought it that week for AUD7.90/kg which was a steal! If you don't have this where you shop, you can just buy it separately and combine fry it.

Step 2 : Simmer pasta sauce in the same pan for about 20 minutes or until liquid is reduced and sauce slightly thickens.

Step 3 : Whilst stir frying the Marinara Mix or rather whilst simmering the pasta sauce in pot, fill a different pot with water and bring to boil.

Add a table spoon of salt and a drizzle of Olive Oil into boiling water and then add in your pasta. You can use Spaghetti or Fetuccine or even short ones like the elbows and ribbons. I used Linguini that night. Boil pasta in water for about 7-10minutes or till pasta has soften to the required texture. Often times, the package comes with instructions as different pasta with varying textures require different amount of boiling time.

Step 4 : After simmering the pasta sauce for about 20 minutes or till liquid thickens, add in the cooked Marinara Mix to sauce and simmer about two minutes.

Step 5 : Once sauce and pasta is ready, serve it on the plate. You can add brocolli or commonly used, basil leaves for garnishing.
... and Voila!
Ingredients were easy to buy and at a reasonable price too. Preparation time takes 5 minutes whilst cooking time takes about 30minutes.

This was how we spent our Friday evening; indoors with rose scented tealight lit candles followed by many episodes of Season 2's Royal Pains. :)

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