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Qatar Eats Cooks: Pasta Marinara and Pan Seared Scallops

A simple yet yummy way to end your weekend.  Making marinara sauce is a good way to save those very ripe tomatoes in your fridge. Just freeze ’em up in batches and thaw as needed. Servings: 2 Ingredients: 6 scallops 2 tbs unsalted butter 4 medium sized tomatoes (I froze the extra tomato sauce) 6 gloves garlic 1 small onion (optional) 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil 200g pasta Dried herbs (I used oregano and basil) salt and pepper 1) Boil 6 cups of water , add salt and add the pasta. Cook until al dente. Strain and set aside. 2) Fill a pot or pan with water and add tomatoes.  Let it boil until the tomato’s skin splits. Strain and remove the skin, careful as the tomatoes will be very hot. You can cool it down first before skinning. 3) If you want a chunky sauce, chop the tomatoes. If you want it smoother, blitz it in a blender or food processor along with the garlic, onion (optional), and the herbs and olive oil. …