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Pasta Marinara

An inexpensive way to use seafood for a family meal.

Pasta Marinara

375g Dried pasta- spaghetti, fettucine or your favourite.

300g Marinara Mix (from the supermarket or fishmonger)

1 x 400g Diced tomatoes

2 Tablespoons Tomato puree/paste

Handful fresh basil leaves

or, 1 Teaspoon dried oregano

0.5 Cups Dry white wine

1 Medium Brown Onion

2 Cloves Garlic

0.5 Small Red capsicum

Salt and pepper to taste

Olive oil

Chopped Parsley to serve

Chop the onion and garlic. In a wide pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and gently fry onion and garlic until softened.

Chop the red capsicum into pieces about 1cm x 1cm. Add to the onion mixture and fry for another 2 minutes.

Add the diced tomatoes, white wine and herbs.

Bring to the boil then reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes.

Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Bring a large pan of water to the boil.

Add the pasta and cook for 10-12 minutes depending on packet instructions.

In the last couple of minutes of pasta cooking time, add the marinara mix to the tomato sauce. Push all the pieces under the sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes. It is ready when the fish pieces are just cooked through.

Drain the pasta, place in large bowls. Spoon sauce over the top and sprinkle with chopped parsley. 

You could serve some grated parmesan on the side too.

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