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Spicy Seafood Linguine


Description

John Dory, prawns and calamari with linguine tossed in cooked in a garlic and red chili infused olive oil with white wine. #seafood #fish #fish #calamari #spicy #pasta #healthyrecipes


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Ingredients

  • the cloves of 1 head of garlic (thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp-2 tsp red pepper flakes (depends on your preference for heat)
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) white wine
  • 1012 medium to large sized shrimps or prawns (peeled and deveined)
  • 1 squid (cleaned, prepared and cut into bite sized pieces)
  • 1 large fillet of white ocean fish (John Dory, halibut, haddock)
  • 400 g (about 14 ozuncooked linguine
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • sea salt
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) hot seafood stock (optional)
  • 23 pats of butter

Instructions

  1. Thinly slice garlic cloves, add to extra virgin olive oil along with red pepper flakes and slowly heat on a low flame in a large pan with a lid.
  2. While the garlic and red pepper is infusing into the oil, start cooking the pasta.  Bring 3-4 quarts/liters of water to boil.  When water is at a heavy boil, add sea salt.  I recommend adding 1 heaping tbsp of salt for every 2 quarts/liters.   Add the pasta and cook until al dente then drain*.  Try to set aside a cup or so of pasta water.
  3. When garlic is tender and starting to crisp (be careful NOT to burn it) and the oil has taken on a slightly reddish hue from the red pepper, turn heat to high and add white wine.  Bring it to a boil, add the fillet of fish, spoon wine sauce over the meat, reduce heat to a medium flame, cover and cook for 5-10 minutes or until the meat is firm and flaky.
  4. Uncover, add calamari and shrimp or prawns.  Stir into the sauce, cover and cook for 2-3 min.  This shouldn’t take too long so be vigilant and try avoid overcooking.  The meat of the shrimp or prawn should turn white with pink tails and slightly curled.  For calamari, you want the flesh to be slightly firm with an opaque color.  If overcooked, it can become rubbery so don’t cook it too long.
  5. When all seafood has been cooked, uncover and turn off heat.  Add cooked pasta along with seafood stock (optional) or 1/4 cup (60ml) of the leftover pasta water.  Drizzle with 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice, add 2-3 pats of butter and toss to combine.

Notes

  1. Normally I don’t recommend draining the pasta since it is actually better to just use pasta tongs to transfer the pasta straight from the water to the sauce.  However, if you are adding the optional seafood stock instead of pasta water, drain the linguine to avoid over salting the dish.
  • Category: Seafood, Pasta
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Seafood linguine, spicy, pasta, fish, calamari, shrimp

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