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One of the pizzas of the Italian pizzaiola tradition, one of the most popular, imitated and baked, in Italy and abroad. The marinara pizza is a very light pizza: topped with tomato sauce, oil, garlic and oregano. It is one of the easiest ways to make pizza!
Does the name “pizza marinara” make you think of summer and the sea? Right intuition. The origin of pizza alla marinara are to be traced back to the first half of the 1700s, can be found in its name. In fact, sailors used to make and prefer this pizza because the ingredients were easy to find and long-lasting. Detail not to be forgotten: the marinara is also very cheap, its ingredients are typical of our Mediterranean diet and affordable for all budgets.
It is said that a pizza chef from the port of Naples, tired of the complaints of the sailors who ordered him to season it “Nsapuroleva nu pocu”, decided to add something that did not affect the price but would improve the flavor. So it was the “sea ham”, anchovies and that fresh garlic, cut into small pieces, made them appearance. Not a fish-based pizza, but in fact dedicated one to the poor lunches of Neapolitan sailors.
The recipe for pizza alla marinara is among the simplest but tasty and, together with pizza margherita, it is the most famous and typical of the Italian tradition. It is simply prepared with tomato, garlic, extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of oregano, without mozzarella therefore perfect for those who are lactose intolerant or want something lighter.
Pizza is certainly the best known dish in the world. The fillings for this recipe are many and loved by adults and children.