Easy Seafood Pasta Recipe

Maya

Easy Seafood Pasta Recipe

I love pasta. I mean it has to be my Italian blood. I definitely do not have the looks, the suave, or the accent but I swear I feel that I have Italian flavors in my soul so I guess I can consider myself half Italian. We Italians *coughs* love our pasta and Italian cuisine is also well known for its diverse variety of pasta.

Spaghetti has always been a favorite of mine and I am a huge fan of tomato based pasta. I do enjoy a good creamy pasta, but when it comes to the red sauce ones, I can eat loads!

Easy Seafood Pasta Recipe

I personally think that pasta dishes are mostly easy to cook. I love cooking pasta and it is my “go-to-dish” for busy days. Pasta is mostly very versatile and you can easily get dinner on the table in 30 minutes.

Preparing this pasta was a breeze. You can use whichever seafood you have in hand. I used prawns and squids as that was what I had but I bet adding mussels and clams would be delish too! Or even scallops.

The seafood, along with mushrooms, tomatoes, parmesan cheese and a touch of cream made this a delicious pasta dish. Perfect for a family meal, even a dinner party or dare I say, can even fit into a romantic meal for two.

Easy Seafood Pasta Recipe

Enjoy this Easy Seafood Pasta Recipe any night of the week with a tossed salad by the side. Everyone should enjoy this wonderful recipe and it should not be restricted to Italians like me. *winks*

Easy Seafood Pasta Recipe
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 200g spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 garlic clove, chopped
  • 400g can of chopped tomatoes
  • 300g shelled prawns
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 100g fresh button mushrooms, sliced (optional)
  • 3 tbsp cream
  • ¼ cup Parmesan
  • Some parsley/basil for garnishing (I used spring onion coz that is what I had)
  • Some cherry tomatoes for garnishing
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp mixed herbs
  • Salt and crushed black pepper to season
Instructions
  1. Cook spaghetti till al dente.
  2. In a pan, fry onion for 2 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and saute for an additional 30 seconds.
  4. Add in mushroom, stock, paprika, and canned tomatoes.
  5. Season with salt and black pepper. Bring this to a boil and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Add in seafood, mixed herbs and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  7. Mix in spaghetti and give it a good toss.
  8. Pour in cream and sprinkle with a good handful of parmesan.
  9. Garnish with your herbs of choice and serve

 

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