The devil is in the details.
No where does this idiom ring truer than in the cooking of seafood and pasta. Although it seems fairly simple and quick, to really excel in cooking both foods, you really need to do your homework. Boiling pasta is never as simple as adding it to water and draining but instead 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.
The same with seafood as 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.