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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Bubba's Creamy, Spicy Seafood Pasta

My sister gave me the Paula Deen Family Cookbook for my birthday and I tried this recipe for dinner tonight. Tasted just like a restaurant in Jersey! So good! If you are not a pasta lover, you can substitute with sausage, hamburger, chicken.

2 tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c. vodka
1 - 14 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1/2 c. heavy cream
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes, or to taste
salt and pepper
1/2 pound bay scallops
1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined and cut crosswise into thirds
1 pound uncooked linguine

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the vodka and turn the heat up to medium-high; cook until the liquid has reduced by half. Add the tomatoes, cream, pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 5 minutes, until thickened. Add the seafood and cook for about 3 minutes, until it's just opaque.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling water according to the package directions. Drain and transfer the pasta to a large bowl, pour the sauce over it, and toss to combine.

Serve immediately.

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