shrimp marinara

Here is another really exciting dish that can be made with the traditional marinara sauce. You can really go to town here with the flavors. Add more herbs, a little chili or other types of fish or shellfish to make a real seafood treat.

For 4 people you need

300g frozen shrimp or prawns that have been thawed.

2 cups marinara sauce

Depending on how saucy you like your pasta add a little more or a little less. The basic marinara sauce freezes very well so pasta dishes like this can be whipped up in an instant.

The process

Cook your spaghetti or your favorite pasta to al dente, drain and toss in a little olive oil.

Decide wether you are going to use the sauce as is or want to add additional flavors.

If you want ita little hot and garlicy add a little oil to the pan and fry 1 extra clove of garlic and 1 chopped dried chili for about 1 or 2 minutes before adding the marinara sauce to heat up.

Once the sauce is hot simply toss in the shrimp and  allow to simmer for about 5 minutes  or until the shrimp are firm and cooked through.

Add the cooked pasta to the pan and toss to coat with the sauce.

Serve immediately with some chopped parsley and a few shavings of parmesan.