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This recipe and photo were shared with me by Karen Calanchini, Food
Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA. A simple green salad dressed with a light vinaigrette and some crusty bread is all you need with this tasty dish.
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Seafood Spaghettini with Herbs and Fresh Lemon
Yields: 2 servings
Prep time: 20 min
6 ounces spaghettini
pasta (also known as thin spaghetti pasta)
3 tablespoons extra-virgin
olive oil, divided
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 pound uncooked medium-size
shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/3 pound uncooked sea scallops
Red pepper flakes to taste
1/2 cup bottled clam juice
1/3 cup diced and drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
juice from 1 large lemon
Salt and freshly-ground
pepper to taste
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain, toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil, and return to pan to keep warm.
Learn How To Cook Pasta Properly.
In a large heavy frying pan over low heat, melt butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil; add garlic and sauté
approximately 3 minutes or until soft.
Increase heat to medium-high. Add shrimp, scallops, and red pepper flakes; sauté until the shrimp turn pink and the
scallops are almost cooked (as soon as the scallops lose their translucence and turn opaque, they are done),
approximately 2 to 3 minutes depending on the size of the shrimp and scallops.
Add the clam juice and the cooked pasta to the frying pan. Increase heat to high and cook, tossing mixture with tongs, until
pasta has absorbed most of the liquid and the mixture is heat through, approximately 3 minutes.
Add sun-dried tomatoes, parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and pepper; toss gently. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. Remove from heat.
Place the Seafood Spaghettini onto individual serving plates and serve immediately.
Makes 2 servings.