Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Shrimp and Scallops Pasta with a spicy Olive Oil and Garlic Sauce

I usually do not toot my own horn, but this pasta was one of the best I have ever made. I added one ingredient that changed the entire recipe. Anchovies. I thought I hated anchovies! This is the first recipe
My daughter, Alex is the pickiest eater I have ever encountered and she LOVED the pasta minus the seafood.
Put it this way, I made a pound of the pasta and I ate a small portion. The rest my husband finished off. I hope that explains how good the pasta is.
I hope you try it and enjoy!!
SHRIMP AND SCALLOP PASTA with a Spicy Olive Oil and Garlic Sauce
1lb of linguine
1lb of shrimp
1lb of scallops
4 TB of butter
4 Tb of oil
6 Anchovies
7 garlic cloves
1 lg onion diced
2 tsp. hot chilli flakes
3 TB fresh oregano
1 tsp. pepper
1 cp. of white wine and herb chicken broth
1/2 cp. fresh basil
Parm cheese
1. Boil the linguine until al dente.
2. In a saute pan melt the butter and oil. Add the anchovies and stir until completely melted. Add the garlic and onions. Saute for a few minutes. Add the peppers and oregano. Add the wine chicken broth and turn up the heat. When it is cut in half add the scallops and shrimp.
(Don't add salt...Anchovies are salty enough)
3. When the shrimp and scallops are cooked add the linguine and top with fresh basil and parm cheese. I freshly shredded with my new toy the Microplane grater from below.


  1. Yuuuuuuuum...yum yum yum yum. This brought back memories of when my Corbin was a baby~ I used to make a shrimp butter sauce over pasta and always added just a smidgen of cinnamon. It was delicious and I have no idea why I haven't made it in forever. I'll have to get some shrimp and try your recipe. Sounds delish!!!!!

  2. Looks delish! I love seafood and pasta dishes!

  3. Wow, what a geat recipe! I love sacllops but had never thought of cooking something like this, thanks!

  4. Great idea to use the anchovies! I'm going to use this idea next time.

  5. I love seafood with pasta..... will try to add some anchovies next time!

  6. This looks great. A lot of people think they don't like anchovies, but they can be very subtle when used correctly (as here.)

  7. Sounds fantastic! Anchovies don't taste like what our brain thinks, but they do add great flavor!

  8. Yeah ! Tasty ! Yummy ! Like our usual dish. Thank you for sharing.

  9. YUM! That looks delicious! Can't wait to try it.

  10. wow...You're making me so hungry...Sounds delicious :-D

  11. This looks delicious and I applaud your use of anchovies! I've only just started using this and other salty fish to add great flavor to dishes. As you cautioned, I do have to be aware of the salt content but the resulting taste is so good! Excellent dish!


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