Cooking is therapeutic for me; there’s nothing I enjoy more than following a recipe and disconnecting from the world, even if it’s just for a few minutes. Pasta is my ultimate comfort food and on this rainy Sunday, I decided to bring some sunshine into my kitchen by making seafood pasta while daydreaming of the beach.
This pasta is way easier than you’d think so don’t be intimidated!
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon Italian spices
- 1 large can of tomato sauce (I find that the simplest sauce you use, the better as you’ll be seasoning the sauce with the other ingredients)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 12 ounces angel hair pasta
- 1/2 pound shrimp peeled and deveined, for nicer presentation leave the tails on
- 1/2 pound sea scallops
- 1/2 pound mussels scrubbed and de-bearded
- 2 tablespoons chopped Italian basil leaves
Heat up a large pot on medium heat. Add the olive oil, then add the onion and minced garlic. Sauté the garlic before adding the shrimp, scallops and mussels. Stir to combine well with the garlic and onion, then add the tomato sauce, half of chopped basil leaves, Italian spices, crushed red pepper flakes.
In a separate pot, cook the angel hair pasta according to the package instructions.
Cook the seafood until almost done, add salt and pepper to taste.
Drain al dente pasta and transfer to large pot with seafood, stir to mix well with the sauce. Serve with additional chopped Italian basil leaves.
I recommend you serve this pasta with a nice loaf of garlic bread and a bottle of your favorite wine!
Happy cooking, babes!