Spaghetti Frutti di Mare

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Spaghetti Frutti di Mare

Postby grisell » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:31 pm

My simple version. Use the shellfish of your choice. Raw shellfish should be added early to cook through, while pre-cooked shellfish must be added later in order not to overcook.

4 servings

Ingredients

500 g spaghetti
6 tbsp olive oil
1 small fennel head, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 small pinch red hot chili flakes
2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
200 cc dry white wine
1 tbsp Pernod (optional)
½ fish stock cube
600 g mixed shelled shellfish
2 tbsp butter
Salt, pepper


Method

Sautée the fennel and garlic slowly in the oil.

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In the meantime, prepare the shellfish. I have used equal amounts of mussels, tiger prawns and baby octopus.

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Add the raw shellfish, parsley and chili and raise to maximum heat.

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Add the wine, stock cube and Pernod if using, bring to a boil and reduce the liquid quickly by half.

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Then add the pre-cooked shellfish, season with salt and pepper to taste and set aside. Boil the pasta molto al dente (1-2 minutes before ready) and drain.

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Reheat the sauce if necessary. Mix the pasta with the sauce and butter and stir for a moment over high heat to reduce the liquid a little more.

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Serve immediately. No cheese!

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Postby wheels » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:26 pm

Nice recipe, I bet that the fennel adds nice aniseed overtones.

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Postby Oddley » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:12 pm

That looks real nice. I think I might give it a try. I'm on a diet ATM, so will have to work out the calories first.

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Postby tristar » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:49 pm

Oddley,

I guess this is the time for the C food diet joke as this is Fruti di mare! :D
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Postby Oddley » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:58 pm

Funny you should mention that, the C food diet caused me to be on this bloody one. :D
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Postby grisell » Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:30 pm

wheels wrote:Nice recipe, I bet that the fennel adds nice aniseed overtones.

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Yes, but not very much so. Just discernible. Anyone who has some Pernod at home could add a tbsp or so.
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Postby grisell » Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:33 pm

Oddley wrote:Funny you should mention that, the C food diet caused me to be on this bloody one. :D


It would be funny to know the average BMI of the active members of this forum... :lol:
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Postby grisell » Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:37 pm

You can check your BMI here: http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/bmi-m.htm

Mine is 29.5 BTW. :oops:
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Postby tristar » Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:39 pm

Personally speaking I don't have a paunch, simply a large love battery!
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Postby saucisson » Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:04 pm

grisell wrote:
Oddley wrote:Funny you should mention that, the C food diet caused me to be on this bloody one. :D


It would be funny to know the average BMI of the active members of this forum... :lol:


or the inactive ones :)
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Postby saucisson » Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:07 pm

Oh and 23.8 here :)
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Postby grisell » Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:45 pm

saucisson wrote:
grisell wrote:
Oddley wrote:Funny you should mention that, the C food diet caused me to be on this bloody one. :D


It would be funny to know the average BMI of the active members of this forum... :lol:


or the inactive ones :)


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Minki » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:56 pm

I made this, this afternoon....... Wow ! Just right....
500g Linguine was just enough for the two of us....
Just fantastic... !
I can tell you I will be doing this on a regular basis.
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Postby grisell » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:46 pm

Nice to hear. I liked the octopus the most.
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