Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
I made this seafood pasta dish for our family's Christams Eve dinner last year. It was a big hit with all the seafood lovers. I saw it made on Jaime Oliver's cooking show, Oliver's Twist.
- 1 pinch saffron
- 1 cup white wine
- olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 1 lb dried tagliatelle pasta noodles
- 1 1⁄2 lbs mixed seafood, i used shrimp,scallops,littlenecks,and lobster tails and claws (some other options are mussels, squid, cod, or red mullett)
- 1⁄2 pint heavy cream
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 1 bunch flat leaf parsley, chopped
- Scrub all little neck clams in sink to remove any excess dirt or sand.
- I usually rub the shells gently together against each other, or use a vegetable scrub brush.
- Peel and devein shrimp.
- If using lobster, steam (2) 1-1 ½ lb lobsters until shells just turn red.
- The meat will cook finish cooking in the sauce.
- Remove tail and claw meat from the shells.
- I usually cut tails in half or thirds and leave the claws whole.
- In the meantime, soak the saffron in the white wine.
- Wine will start to turn reddish orange.
- Add a little oil and the garlic to a frying pan, and cook until softened.
- Add the clams (and/or mussels if using), shake pan a bit to coat the shellfish with the oil and garlic.
- Add the white wine and saffron mixture.
- Bring to a boil and cook until the shellfish opens, discard any shellfish that remain closed.
- Then, lay the rest of the seafood, parsley, and the cream on top.
- Simmer on low for 3 to 4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook the tagliatelle in salted, boiling water until al dente.
- Drain and add to the fish, serve scattered with some of the leftover parsley.