Thursday, May 17, 2012

Rustic Seafood Pasta

1/2 pound each of shrimp (shelled), squid (cleaned and sliced approx 1/4 slices), little neck clams and mussels.
4 TBS olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 sprigs thyme
2 large basil leaves
2 bay leaves
1 sprig rosemary
1 can tomato paste
1/4 cup red cooking wine
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
salt, to taste
2 cans crushed tomatoes

In large sauce pot, on medium to low heat add oil.  Add seafood, starting with clams and mussels, cook until shells open.  Add remaining seafood, cook until shrimp is pink.  Remove all seafood from pot.  Add onions and garlic.  Saute until soft.  Add all herbs and paste.  Deglaze by adding wine to the pot, season with salt and pepper.  Add tomatoes and simmer for 20 mins.  Add seafood and simmer for addition 10 mins.  Serve with favorite pasta.

Note:  Sauce is enough for approx 2 pounds of pasta.
Can substitute other seafood, if you like.
Crushed red pepper is optional.

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