Thursday, August 21, 2008

Seafood Pasta

"Most seafoods should be simply threatened with heat and then celebrated with joy."
Jeff Smith (The Frugal Gourmet)

Seafood Pasta

1 pound Winsor Bay Seafood Medley
1/3 cup olive oil
1 large red onion, sliced thin
4 to 6 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
Salt & Pepper, to taste
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 pound fettuccine

Bring pot of salted water to boil, cook fettuccine according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, saute onion in olive oil over medium heat till soft. Add garlic, crushed red pepper and seafood and cook for about 3 minutes. Add lemon juice. Add drained pasta and fresh parsley, toss lightly. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Note: You can substitute any seafood of choice in this recipe ie: shrimp, salmon. The above quote is sound advice, overcooking seafood will result in a rubber-like texture. I like this Seafood Medley, which consists of wild caught mussel, clam, squid, shrimp, octopus and surimi. The parsley is from my rooftop garden. The red onion and garlic is from the Coit Road Farmers Market and, of course, the red pepper flakes are from the Spicehound.

26 comments:

PGL said...

Now that's a dish after my own heart. I adore seafood and this combination sounds absolutely delicious. :)

Jenny said...

Yum, I'd look forward to making this dish all for me since my family is anti seafood! That's fine, all the more for me!

Grace said...

i just can't do it. leave out the seafood medley, though, and it sounds fabulous.
aren't you glad i'm leaving more seafood for you? :)

Beth said...

This looks deliciously fresh. I mso glad I live by the coast so I can get wonderful fresh seafood. it makes me think I actually don'ttake advantage of it enough

OhioMom said...

Thank you ladies...

Racquel

This would be the perfect dish for you and hubby!

Jenny

LOL .. You might want to cut it in half then?

Grace

What ? You don't like any seafood ? Okay I will eat your portion :)

Beth

I would definitely be taking advantage of living near the coast and endulging in fresh caught.

Theresa said...

Love seafood. Any way I can get it! Great dish. :)

Lucy said...

Holy macaroni that looks good!!!

You can trust that mouth is watering at the very sight of this mmmmm!!!

OhioMom said...

Thanks Theresa and Lucy ...

This is good with salmon also, either fresh cooked or canned.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Oh Yes! You know I would love a big plate of this! Looks "Yummm"

Lori Lynn said...

This would disappear in no time around here. I like the combination of all the different types of seafood.

OhioMom said...

Thanks Marie, it was tasty :)

Lori I love this seafood combo too, and use it frequently in pasta dishes.

Darius T. Williams said...

You brought back memories...remember Jeff Smith from PBS? He taught me this, 'hot pan - cold oil - food won't stick'

He's never been more right!

Darius T. Williams said...

I just googled him - he died in 2004...I never knew that.

OhioMom said...

Hi Darius

I am sorry to hear that, I didn't know either. As a cook I am constantly learning new techniques, so after six decades it is true ... you are never to old to learn :)

shambo said...

Looks really good! Right now I'd love to be able to chew anything, especially a hunk of noodles & some seafood. I just had a root canal, so I'm on mush for a while.

SPICEHOUND said...

sounds great i love those bags of mixed seafood but i'm not surprised when people who have constant access to real fresh seafood cringe about them. my first tv influence was jeff smith. i learned a lot from him before i had any real interest in cooking. too bad that he was really a complete asshole and a sex offender. my conversations with two famous cleveland interviewers destroyed my vision of this seemingly nice guy. i still reference his cookbooks.

p.s. my shift keys seem to have died. weird.

OhioMom said...

Sue

Ouch! I hope you are feeling better soon, maybe some pudding ? Ice cream ?

Kevin

I like them too, best you can do living in the midwest :)

Paula said...

Oh, Be still my heart! This looks so scrumptious. I've not heard of Winsor Bay Seafood Medley before, so I'm glad you listed what it consists of. How wonderful, too, that your rooftop garden parsley found a home in this recipe! YUM!

OhioMom said...

Hi Paula

Well, as Kevin pointed out, not living near the ocean we are offered the choice of frozen seafood, and I really like this medley. LOL ... the food critic did call me from work and ask about those little "suction cups" :) However he is a trooper and said it was really good!

I have been quite lucky with my garden herbs this year, so much so that I will grow more next year.

Poonam said...

Yummy!

Cynthia said...

I love seafood pasta and it is a fast and delicious meal always.

OhioMom said...

Thanks Poonam :)

Cynthia

I like easy and simple that delivers good taste ... just don't want to do heavy cooking in the summertime.

Tasty Trends said...

that dish looks great. i will have to try this seafood medley. i am loving seafood more and more!!!

OhioMom said...

Hi TT

Thanks ... and my family loved your Heuvos Rancheros we had for breakfast this morning.

Psychgrad said...

I don't know if I've every seen a seafood medley like this before. That would make my life much easier and dishes like this more feasible.

OhioMom said...

Psychgrad

This medley is a perfect alternative for those of us that do not have access to fresh ocean seafood.