Friday, January 9, 2009

Food Friday: seafood marinara


Geronimo Pasta Marinara

My first pasta dish after the New Year---a spicy seafood marinara from Texas Roadhouse Grill in Bonifacio High Street. Texas Roadhouse Grill is my current favorite restaurant in High Street...love their food and the prices are reasonable. I usually order light for dinner---a lone ranger plate of their Southwestern Cobb Salad and grilled tuna belly, but the other night I had a carbo craving after a long day at work. This is my reward.:D

A bit of trivia: Marinara sauce is a popular, robust Italian sauce made with tomatoes, onions and herbs. This red sauce tends to be a bit spicier than other standard tomato sauces, with large amounts of garlic, oregano, basil, and even chili pepper. Marinara sauce originated with sailors in Naples in the 16th century, after the Spaniards introduced the tomato to their neighboring countries. The word marinara is derived from the word marinaro, which is Italian for "of the sea". Because of this, may people mistakenly believe marinara sauce includes some type of fish or seafood. However, marinara sauce loosely translates as "the sauce of the sailors" because it's a meatless sauce extensively used on sailing ships before modern refrigeration techniques were invented.


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15 comments:

iska said...

I love seafood pasta! There's an Italian cafe near where I work and whenever my budget allows, I go there to have a plateful.

maiylah said...

one yummy reward! :)

thanks for playing, Luna
happy ff

familiakhuletz said...

i have the recipe for marinara, but i am afraid to try it because we (the family) aren't really used to the taste. i hope i can have the courage to cook it.

My FF entries are posted here and here.

bernadette said...

Whe i tasted marinara in our only ritzy italian resto here sabi ko sa sarili pina-anghangan lang nila itong pasta dish. Well, to be fair naman, the prawns in their marinara were just abundant! that i guess made the price worth it! Thanks for that trivia about the dish, Luna!

luna miranda said...

i'm partial to spicy dishes talaga, bernadette. basta maanghang, type ko.:D the best nga kung di tinipid ang prawns...hindi mo na hahanapin pa (hehe).

luna miranda said...

you can at least try it, jhen...malay mo, your family might like it. maraming pinoy mas gusto ang matamis na tomato-based sauce...marinara is not sweet kaya siguro di nila masyadong gusto.

luna miranda said...

i wish i can have seafood pasta everyday, iska! grabe nga temptation kasi there's a really good pasta scampi on the 4th floor of my office building. hayyyy!:D

♥peachkins♥ said...

uyy,mukhang masarap...

Happy weekends!

mirage2g said...

Super late na ko for FF! Mamaya pa...Congratulations for winning the contest over at Dong Ho's! I wondered who the man in camouflage was! :D

Dennis Villegas said...

I love seafood pasta! Your post reminds me I should eat one today ;) photo looks YUMMY!

luna miranda said...

enjoy your seafood pasta, Dennis.:D

luna miranda said...

thank you, G! the man in camouflage was probably some resident who wore a camouflage that day without thinking about it...paranoid lang talaga ako (haha)! but when you're in the middle of nowhere, kakabahan ka talaga.:D

will check out your FF...

Jay - agent112778 said...

hmmm ma try din nga ito

my entry is here

Great day for us Food Friday Eaters :)
Thanx for the Visit :)

Z'riz said...

Oh spaghetti in marinara sauce is delish! Have you tried marinara sauce as dipping for calamari? ohh that one is yummy! :)

Serving mine HERE

julie said...

That pasta dish in Texas Roadhouse Grill is good. Yum!