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Today we have the entree for our cooking with astrology meal, Italian Seafood Pasta! Since the symbol for Cancer is a crab, seafood was my first thought for this meal.
I did not set out to create an Italian meal, it just all fell together perfectly! Astrological Caners tastes lean towards sweet & pungent. So I chose a salad with arugula, fennel and pineapple, followed by shrimp and lobster in a wine sauce. I tried to cover all of my bases.
Depending on what part of the country you live in, you probably have access to more varieties of seafood than I do here in Iowa, and much better prices. This dish is so versatile, you can use whatever seafood your family likes. I have not had good luck with purchasing mussels in Iowa, so I chose to not even attempt it this time. But the possibilities are endless!
If you do not wish to use wine in this dish, you can simply use seafood stock instead. I use the individual bottles of wine when I cook, so I don’t waste an expensive bottle. Most of the alcohol cooks out, but it does add a nice flavor and is not overpowering. One more look at our meal…..
I took a new picture in daylight that looks a bit more appetizing…..
I really enjoyed this pasta. It was ready in less than 30 minutes. Has really nice flavors, and works beautifully as leftovers as well! In case you missed the first post which included the shaved fennel salad, you can find it here: Shaved Fennel Salad.
Next up will be dessert, and you do not want to miss it! Dairy-free Creme Brulee 🙂 Buon Appettito!
Italian Seafood Pasta
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||15 minutes|
|Total time||25 minutes|
|Meal type||Main Course|
- 1 Pound linguine noodles, cooked (I use Barilla)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 shallots (chopped (or 1/4 cup red onion))
- 5 Cloves fresh garlic, minced ((3 cloves set aside))
- 3/4 cups chopped sun-dried tomatoes
- 1 1/2 Cups Pinot Grigio wine (or any white wine)
- 1 Pound fresh large shrimp (16 - 20ct - peeled and deveined)
- 1 Pound fresh clams (scrubbed clean)
- 1 fresh lobster tail (or more, your choice)
- sea salt & fresh ground pepper (to taste)
- chopped Italian parsley (for garnish)
- dried chili pepper flakes (optional)
I live in Iowa, which makes seafood quite expensive. Use any 2 pound combination of seafood that you like and that fits in your budget. Mussels, scallops, crab would all work as well.
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