This seafood pasta with creamy garlic sauce is the perfect dinner recipe, whether you need to get dinner on the table fast or impress guests.
Keyword Seafood pasta, Seafood pasta recipe, Seafood pasta sauce
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Author Alida Ryder
250g (½lb)shrimp / prawnspeeled and deveined
150g (5oz)mussel meat (approximately 500g with shells)
150g (5oz)calamari tubes / squid heads
salt and pepperto taste
500g (1lb)pastacooked + 1 cup cooking water reserved
In a large pan, add a splash of oil and allow to heat up.
Season the seafood with salt and pepper then cook in batches until golden brown.
The shrimp/prawns should take no more than a minute per side (depending on size) and the calamari and mussels will take only a few minutes to cook. Take care not to overcook the seafood as they will go tough and rubbery. Rather undercook slightly as it will cook a little more while being tossed with the sauce and pasta.
Remove the seafood from the pan and set aside.
In the same pan, melt the butter and add the garlic and chilli flakes. Cook until fragrant then pour in the lemon juice and wine.
Bring to a simmer and allow to reduce by half.
Pour in the cream and allow to come to a simmer. Allow to cook for 5 minutes or until the sauce coats the back of a spoon.
Add the seafood (and any of its resting juices) and parsley and stir to combine.
Toss the sauce with cooked pasta and a splash of the pasta cooking water and toss to coat the pasta. Serve sprinkled with parsley.