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Quick Dinner: Spaghetti with Pinot Grigio & Seafood

Quick Dinner: Spaghetti with Pinot Grigio & Seafood

Isn't it wonderful when great minds think alike? Several Saturdays ago I watched an episode of Giada on the Food Network and made a mental note to give one of her pasta recipes a try (aren't her simple pasta dishes the best?). Working with so many different recipes from tons of different sources, I quickly forgot the seafood spaghetti recipe. Fast forward a few Saturdays when my dad showed me a recipe on his laptop accompanied by the question: tonight's dinner? He had found the GIada recipe that I had wanted to try, but forgot about. I thought perhaps he had read my mind, but turns out he just was in the mood for a fresh pasta dish with clams. The colors are beautiful in this meal that can be made in the time it takes to boil the pasta. I highly recommend you try it, it's excellent for a warm late Spring evening. Sip on the same wine you use in the pasta sauce. For the recipe,

Spaghetti with Pinot Grigio & Seafood
From Giada de Laurentiis

1 pound spaghetti pasta
1/4 cup olive oil
3 shallots, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1 1/2 cup Pinot Grigio (or other white wine)
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 pounds clams, washed
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups arugula

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and the garlic and cook for 3 minutes, until tender but not brown.
  3. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and cook for another minute. Add the wine, shrimp, and clams. Bring the liquid to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the shrimp are pink and the clams have opened, about 7 minutes.
  5. Add the spaghetti to the seafood mixture. Add the salt and pepper and stir to combine. Add the arugula.
  6. Stir gently and place on a serving platter. Serve immediately.

Serves 4 to 6.

Join The Conversation
My-Opinion My-Opinion 10 years
whoa........I'm so drooling!!!
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
Thank you SU3!
partysugar partysugar 10 years
Daylyn, of course! Actually my mom doesn't like clams either so when we made this we added in fewer clams and more shrimp. Delicious!
Daylyn Daylyn 10 years
I don'treally like clams, but I love shrimp. Can I just omit the clams and put in more shrimp?
mdbzmom mdbzmom 10 years
Another great recipe to try? I've got to catch up this weekend!!! this sounds fantastic!
xo_verity xo_verity 10 years
Yummy! I wish I could cook!
Daisy-Duke Daisy-Duke 10 years
Giada is the best!
SU3 SU3 10 years
Exciting! Lots of luck to you UrbanBohemian! :)
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
I'm running in a race tomorrow and I'm making pasta for tonight. This may just be my dish!
SU3 SU3 10 years
Wow, that sounds good! REALLY good! & cute story btw! :)
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
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