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[mahr-uh-nahr-uh, mar-uh-nar-uh] /ˌmɑr əˈnɑr ə, ˌmær əˈnær ə/
Italian Cookery. a highly seasoned sauce of tomatoes, garlic, and spices.
garnished or served with marinara:
shrimps marinara.
Origin of marinara
1945-50; < Italian (alla) marinara literally, in sailor's style, feminine of marinaro seafaring (adj.), sailor (noun) (dial., for Tuscan marinaio), equivalent to marin(a) sea, noun use of feminine of marino marine + -aro < Latin -ārius -ary Unabridged
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  • Put oregano in the pizza sauce, never in the marinara.
  • Mix chives with marinara sauce and spread around perimeter of dish.
  • It's spaghetti and marinara sauce, with sweeter and smokier notes.
  • marinara or chili sauce is served on the side for dipping.
  • Popular dishes include veal parmigiana, mussels marinara and fried ravioli marinara.
  • The casual pizzeria prepares its pizza dough and marinara sauce in-house.
  • Pasta options include a hearty pesto, vegetarian lasagna and vegetarian marinara sauce.
  • Many feel that the mussels, served with wine or marinara sauce, are the best in town.
  • Place hot marinara sauce on platter and sprinkle with fresh basil.
  • Some common dishes in which squid are found is fried calamari, calamari in marinara sauce and in fish stews.

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