Italian Seafood Pasta

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Italians enjoy their surf and turf!  This plate includes: Shrimp, Mussels, Clams, Crab and Lobster. Prep time 5 minutes. Cooking time:  15-20 minutes from stove to table!  This recipe maybe used exclusively for any single item of seafood of your choosing. (ex. Only clams or mussels (use 2 lb.’s) or shrimp (Use 1 -2 lb’s).  Don’t forget to choose a wine

Serves 6 people

  • 4 garlic cloves (minced and set aside. use half for initial sauté, remaining half is added at the end or recipe.)
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 4 Tbsp Parsley ( chopped and set aside)
  • 360 g of Barilla Pasta (Spaghetti or Fettuccine)
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1/2 pound cherry tomatoes (optional)
  • 1/2 lb Clams
  • 1/2 pound Mussels
  • 3/4 cup cream (optional)
  • 1-1/2 cup wine. (0ptional)
  • 1 Lobster Tail (meat loosened and removed from shell)
  • 1/2 pound Shrimp (peeled) or Pre-Cooked Shrimp
  • 1 pound Crab Legs
  • 1 tsp Salt & Pepper to taste.

BEGIN

In one large pan start to boil water.

Place clams and mussels in a colander, wash and scrub shells with cold water.

Second large pan: Healt 1/2 cup Olive oil on Medium heat with two garlic cloves for 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

Add onions,  1/2 lb. Raw Shrimp, Mussels and Clams (and tomatoes optional).  Return pan to medium heat. FYI: Immediately cover dish to avoid hot oil splatter. Pour cream and wine onto fish. Cook together for 3 minutes.

At this time remove pasta from box and add Pasta ( Barilla Spaghetti or Fettuccine) to salted (1 tbsp salt) boiling water allow to boil for 8 minutes.

Place loosened lobster meat from the lobster tail, Pre-cooked Shrimp, Crab and 2 minced garlic cloves and parsley to the cooking mussels and clams. Allow to warm together for 2 minutes.  Add 1 tsp Salt and Pepper to taste.  Cover remove turn off heat. Add 2 ladles of pasta water to simmering seafood.

Drain water from pasta and Add Pasta to seafood carefully turning both, incorporating seafood and pasta together for about 2-3 minutes.  Drizzle fresh oil on seafood and pasta garnish with chopped parsley.

Buon Appettito!

By Kimberly Crocker

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