Seafood Pasta

Hi Everyone!

Today I am sharing a basic seafood pasta recipe!
I made it up as I went a long but I’m sure they’ll be a recipe out there that is similar, like I said, it’s basic!

In my recipe I only use king prawns and mussels, I do this to keep the price down but this dish would still taste amazing if you was to add crab, lobster, or squid! Also, I make the tomato pasta sauce from scratch using vine tomatoes but if you wanted to keep the cost down or save time then tinned chopped tomatoes would be fine to use.

You will need: 

Pasta (linguini or spaghetti)
Vine tomatoes or tinned tomatoes 
King prawns 
Fresh Mussels 
Herbs (parsley)
Chilli (I used lazy chilli) 
Spray Oil

Steaming pot for mussels 
Frying pan
Regular pot for pasta 
Chopping board 
Tray for roasting vegetables 
Chopping knife 
(I know some of the above things are obvious)

I haven’t included measurements as it depends on how many people you are serving or how hungry you are.

  1. First, chop a large white onion and add it to a roasting tray with the whole tomatoes (you can keep them on or off the vine) also add peeled garlic to the tray, add garlic according to your garlic preference, spray with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Roast in a preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the tomato skins wrinkle and pull away from the flesh.
  2. Once roasted, place the roasted tomatoes, onions, garlic and a teaspoon of chopped chilli into a blender (or you could use a hand blender) and blend, I like my sauce to be a little chunky so I don’t blend for too long. Then set aside the sauce for later.
  3. Boil your pasta in salted water till soft,
  4. Whilst waiting for your pasta to soften, fill the bottom section of a steaming pot with boiling water, add the closed fresh mussels to the top section of the pan, so the water isn’t touching the mussels and allows the steam to cook them. Once the mussels are open, they are cooked, however if some of the mussels do not open, they should be thrown away and not eaten. 
  5. Add butter and garlic into a frying pan, once the butter is melted add your king prawns and cook till they are no longer grey, and are pink and opaque. 
  6. Drain the cooked pasta, add the pasta and tomato sauce to a pan till the sauce is hot again. 
  7. Everything is complete and time to plate up your food! And garnish with a herb of your choice (I used fresh parsley) 

If you’re wanting to make this slimming world friendly, switch the oil and butter for fry-light, which would make this meal syn free! This dish reminds me of the seafood linguine they serve at Carluccio's, which is my typical go to order!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

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