Monday, February 13, 2012

Fresh Seafood Pasta

This is not a recipe that I make very often because of the expensive ingredients, but it does make a lot of pasta so, if there are people coming over for dinner, or it's a special occasion, it's a good choice.  This is also a really easy way to look like you know how to cook fancy.  Feel free to mix up the seafood choices if you can't find some of these items in your supermarket.  This would even be good with some cooked salmon.

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 c shallot, minced
  • 2 tsp garlic, chopped
  • kosher salt/pepper
  • 2 c tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 lbs fresh mussels, scrubbed (you can buy canned if you don't want the hassle)
  • 1 lbs medium shrimp
  • 2 c dry white wine
  • 1 lbs lump crab meat, cleaned
  • 1/2 c chopped green onion
  • 1 lbs penne pasta, cooked
  • 4 oz grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 c chiffonade fresh basil
  • white truffle oil

1 In a large saute pan eat the oil.  Add the shallots and garlic and saute about 2 minute on low heat.  Season with salt and pepper.  Add the tomatoes and saute for 1 minute.  Add the mussels and shrimp and season again with salt and pepper.  Let this saute for 2 minutes.

2.  Add the wine and scrape all the bits ff the bottom of the pan.  Bring this to a simmer and cover; cook until shells open, about 4 to 6 minutes.  Add the crab meat and green onions and saute for 1 minute.  Add the pasta, toss and combine cooking until the pasta is heated through, about 7 minutes. 

3.  Toss the pasta with the cheese and basil.  Spoon onto a large serving plate and drizzle with just a little truffle oil.  ENJOY!!

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