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Maria’s Recipes: Seafood Pasta

*Dried pasta (of your choice, eg. fettuccine) x 350gm

*Reserved pasta water x 1/2 cup (pour this off after your pasta has finished boiling)

*Onion x 1, finely chopped

*Garlic x 2 garlic cloves, minced

*Tomato paste x 2 tablespoons

*Dry White Wine x 1/2 cup

*Chicken stock powder x 1 teaspoon

*Ripe, fresh tomatoes x 3, chopped

*Mixed seafood (from deli) x 400gm

*Flat leaf parsley x 1/2 cup, chopped (leave some for garnish at the end)

*Parmesan, grated x 1/3 cup (+ extra for topping to finish dish)

*Lemon wedges to serve

*Salt and pepper to taste

*Butter x 2 teaspoons to stir through pasta at the end


-Cook pasta according to packet instructions until el dente.  When pouring off water, reserve half a cup of the pasta water which will be need for the sauce.

-In a large frying pan, saute onion until soft, then add garlic and fry a minute.

-Add tomato paste, stir and fry for a couple of minutes, stirring.

-Add wine and chicken stock powder and simmer until reduced by half.

-Increase heat, add fresh tomato and cook a couple of minutes until softened.

-Add seafood and cook 3 or 4 minutes or until just cooked through.

-Add cooked pasta, parsley and parmesan cheese, stir well.  Add reserved pasta water and stir again, making sure pasta is heated through.

-Add butter, stir (taste) then season with salt, if needed and add pepper.

-Serve in bowls with a lemon wedge, top with extra parmesan cheese and parsley.


Makes 2 generous serves