Ooh, very posh name!
Actually, it's a disguise. My eldest son doesn't eat fish or seafood - he can now use the excuse that he's saving the ocean, but he really doesn't like it! Hence the name - no one can figure out what it is, and won't know until later that it is seafood.
Although I give my son too little credit.There is no way I would get away with serving him seafood,no matter what it was called, he can smell it a mile away!
Fortunately he was not there on Friday night, so it was a perfect opportunity to treat the rest of us to an easy, tasty seafood pasta.
I used the small pasta shells called conchigliette. I flied a packet of mixed frozen seafood - a marinara mix, in a little butter. I stirred in some tomato puree to add a delicate colour to the sauce and added some crushed, fresh garlic and dried italian herbs. I then added a splash of white wine ( and poured myself a glass) and some cream. The sauce was left to reduce a little and once the pasta was cooked and drained I stirred the sauce through. In order to add a bit of crunchy texture I broke up a bread roll into bite size chunks, drizzled them in olive oil and grilled till crispy to be sprinkled over each serving.
This is a very easy recipe that can be varied using all sorts of seafood such as shrimps, crabsticks or even tinned tuna. It tastes lovely and because of the creamy base can seem quite luxurious although it is very economical to make.
Hope you enjoy your Pasta del Mer - a delicious taste from the sea.
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