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Easy Tuscan Shrimp and Scallop Pasta

Easy recipe making use of the best seafood and market ingredients.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • ½ lb. Scallops preferably dry and fresh
  • ½ lb. Wild caught shrimp large U-15 size, peeled and deveined
  • 1 lb. dry or fresh pasta noodles of your choice
  • 1/2 lb. Fresh spinach cut in half
  • 1 Pint basket about 2 Cups fresh cherry tomatoes
  • ¾ C Shredded Broncha or Parmesan cheese
  • 3 Cloves fresh minced garlic
  • 1 C chicken broth
  • 1 C heavy cream
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic Salt and Pepper
  • Red pepper flakes optional

Instructions
 

  • Rinse seafood and pat dry. Season with garlic salt and pepper.
  • Add about 1 TB olive oil to a skillet over medium heat. Once oil is hot, cook scallops about 2-3 minutes per side. Repeat the process with shrimp, adding more oil if needed. Shrimp should be pink once finished. Remove seafood from skillet and set aside. In the meantime, start a large pot of water boiling in preparation to cook pasta.
  • Using the skillet the seafood was cooked in, and place it over low heat. Add oil if needed. Add garlic to skillet and sauté for about 30 seconds being careful not to burn it.
  • Add broth and heavy cream to skillet. Next add tomatoes. Stir in cheese. Allow to combine for 60 seconds and taste. Add salt and pepper if needed. Add red pepper flakes if desired.
  • In the meantime, begin to cook pasta so it will be ready once sauce is complete. Follow pasta cooking instructions on package.
  • In the meantime, increase heat under sauce skillet and bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, add spinach. Reduce heat to low. Stir in the spinach. The spinach will shrink drastically. Allow sauce to continue to cook 1-2 minutes until it thickens. Stir sauce well until all spinach has been submerged in sauce and has wilted or shrunk. Remove sauce from stove and set aside.
  • When pasta is cooked, drain and return pasta to pot. Add all of the sauce mixture from skillet and mix well. All to sit for 1-2 minutes. Stir and then serve on plates.
  • Add shrimp and seafood to plated pasta and nestle into pasta. Serve and enjoy!
Keyword Pasta, Seafood
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