The devil is in the details.
No where does this idiom ring truer than in the cooking of seafood and pasta. Although cooking seafood and pasta seems fairly simple and quick, one must really do their homework to excel with a tasty dish. For example, boiling pasta is never as simple as adding it to water and draining. Instead, the process involves salting the water and remaining ever watchful to make sure it’s not overcooked and mushy, not to mention keeping some of the leftover pasta water for later to help incorporate into a sauce.
The same idea goes with seafood. Every fillet of fish, prawn, shrimp, cut of calamari or octopus, and shellfish has it’s own unique cooking time. If you don’t pay attention, you risk rubbery, overcooked tentacles and no one wants that. Although this pasta dish looks pretty simple to make you’ll only succeed in making it truly tasty if you give it the care and attention it deserves. Take your time with the garlic, red pepper and olive oil. Handle the seafood with care and keep a watchful eye on both the pasta and the clock. Your reward if you succeed will not only be impressing yourself with your culinary prowess but also your fellow dinner guests with a delicious plate of spicy seafood linguine.