Stellar Fresh Seafood Pasta
Ingredients for Seafood Pasta
- Oil, olive, 3 tbsp, divided
- Onion, 1/2 cup, finely chopped
- Garlic, 2 tsp, minced
- Optional: Crushed red pepper flakes, 1/4 tsp
- Whole tomatoes, pureed, one 28 oz can
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Butter, unsalted, 2 tbsp
- Spaghetti or other long pasta, 12 oz
- Shrimp, pelled and de-veined, 1/2 lb
- Scallops, 1/2 lb
- Clams, scrubbed, 1/2 lb
- Mussels, scrubbed and de-beared, 1/2 lb
- Parsley, chopped, 2 tbsp
- Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large pan set to medium heat. Cook your onion in this pan for 4-5 minutes, just long enough to soften it. Add the garlic to the onion and cook one minute.
- Add red pepper flakes and tomatoes to the pan. Season with salt and pepper.
- Bring the pan to a simmer, cooking the mixture for 20 minutes, or just until the sauce starts thickening.
- Stir in the butter and then, once the butter is fully blended, remove from heat.
- Cook the pasta in a separate pot of salted water while the sauce simmers.
- Drain the pasta but make sure to set aside 3/4 cup of the water.
- Heat up the remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large pan on high heat. This pan will be used to cook all of the seafood. Salt your scallops with salt and pepper, then toss them into the oiled pan.
- Cook scallops 1-2 minutes per side, just until they brown and turn opaque.
- Remove the scallops. Season your shrimp with salt and pepper and then cook the shrimp 3-4 minutes, just until they turn pink and opaque.
- Trade out the cooked shrimp for your clams, mussels, and the 3/4 cup of pasta water you saved. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
- Cover the pan and cook the seafood anywhere from 4 to 6 minutes, just long enough for the seafood’s shells to open up. Ditch any shells that fail to open after this time.
- Return the shrimp and scallops to the pan along with your tomato sauce and pasta.
- Give everything a good toss to evenly coat everything in sauce.
- Finish with a sprinkle of parsley and serve.
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