Greetings, food enthusiasts! Today, we have a tantalizing recipe that will transport your taste buds to the sunny shores of Italy. Get ready to dive into the world of flavors with my mouthwatering Pappardelle Seafood Pasta. This dish is a celebration of the sea, combining the finest ingredients like mussels, shrimp, and aromatic spices, resulting in a symphony of tastes that will leave you craving for more.
So, tie on your apron, fire up the stove, and let’s embark on a culinary adventure together. Get ready to savor every spoonful of this delectable seafood pasta, as it brings the flavors of the ocean right to your plate. Trust me, it’s an experience you won’t want to miss!Jump to Recipe
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Dive into a Symphony of Flavors
A Nutritional Powerhouse
Seafood is renowned for its nutritional value and the goodness it brings to our bodies. Mussels and shrimp, the stars of this dish, are excellent sources of lean protein, essential minerals, and Omega-3 fatty acids. These nutrients promote heart health, boost brain function, and support overall well-being. Moreover, they are low in calories and rich in vitamins, making this dish a nutritious choice for those seeking a balanced diet.
Fragrant Aromatics and Vibrant Freshness
Garlic, red pepper, and cherry tomatoes infuse the dish with a burst of vibrant flavors. The garlic lends its aromatic essence while the red pepper adds a touch of mild heat, perfectly complementing the sweetness of the cherry tomatoes. These ingredients not only elevate the taste profile but also bring their health benefits, such as immune-boosting properties and antioxidant-rich qualities.
Pappardelle Pasta: The Perfect Canvas
The wide and luscious ribbons of pappardelle pasta serve as the perfect canvas to showcase the succulent seafood and aromatic spices. This pasta variety, with its silky texture and ability to hold sauces and flavors, ensures each bite is a harmonious blend of tastes and textures. Its indulgent nature adds a touch of luxury to the dish, making it a truly satisfying culinary experience.
Pappardelle Seafood PastaCourse: DinnerCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Medium
This Pappardelle Seafood Pasta is a delicious Italian-inspired dish that combines pappardelle pasta with a medley of flavorful ingredients. The recipe features mussels, shrimp, garlic, red pepper, cherry tomatoes, parsley, and olive oil. The seafood is cooked with aromatic garlic and red pepper, creating a fragrant base. Mussels are added and cooked until they open up, while the shrimp is seasoned with Italian seasoning and lemon zest for a burst of flavor.
225 grams pappardelle pasta
450 grams mussels, cleaned and debearded
225 grams of shrimp, peeled and deveined
30 milliliters olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 red pepper, sliced
150 grams cherry tomatoes, halved
Zest of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
15 grams chopped parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook the pappardelle pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and red pepper slices. Sauté for a minute until fragrant.
- Add the mussels to the skillet and cover with a lid. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the mussels open up. Discard any mussels that do not open.
- Remove the mussels from the skillet and set aside. Keep the skillet on the heat.
- Season the shrimp with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and lemon zest.
- Add the seasoned shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes until they turn pink and opaque.
- Return the mussels to the skillet along with the cherry tomatoes. Cook for an additional 2 minutes until the tomatoes soften slightly.
- Add the cooked pappardelle pasta to the skillet and toss everything together to combine.
- Season with additional salt and pepper if needed. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and give it a final toss.
- Remove from heat and serve the delicious Pappardelle Seafood Pasta hot.
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2 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories430
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 2g 10%
- Trans Fat 0g
- Sodium 600mg 25%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
- Sugars 1g
- Protein 31g 62%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Pappardelle Seafood Pasta
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use different types of seafood in this recipe?
Yes, feel free to experiment with various seafood options like scallops, clams, or even lobster to personalize your dish.
Can I add vegetables to this dish?
Absolutely! Adding vegetables like spinach, bell peppers, or zucchini can enhance both the nutritional value and flavor profile of the dish. Simply sauté or blanch them before adding them to the pasta.
Can I make a creamy version of this recipe?
Yes, you can create a creamy seafood pasta by adding a touch of cream or a dairy-free alternative towards the end of cooking. This will give the dish a luscious and creamy texture.