The good thing about this dish is that depending on your guests, you can mix and match shellfish to suit their preferences. One word of caution: Make plenty, it always goes quickly.–Rick Stein
Linguine with Mixed Seafood Recipe
Hands-On Time: 45 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes | Serves 4
- 2 1/4 pounds prepared mixed shellfish, such as small hard-shell or soft-shell clams, mussels, raw langoustines, and raw small or medium shrimp in shell
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 1 pound cherry tomatoes or small vine-ripened tomatoes
- 1 pound linguine
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- Pinch of dried red pepper flakes
- 3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1. Put the clams and mussels in a large pan with the wine, cover, and cook over a high heat for 3 to 4 minutes, until they have opened (discard any that remain closed). Tip into a colander placed over a bowl and set aside.
- 2. Squeeze the tomatoes to remove most of the seeds and juice, then coarsely chop them.
- 3. Bring a large pan of well-salted water (1 teaspoon salt to each 2 1/2 cups water) to a boil. Add the linguine and bring back to a boil, then cook for about 8 minutes or until al dente.
- 4. Meanwhile, put the olive oil and garlic into a large pan and heat slowly until the garlic begins to sizzle. Add the pepper flakes and tomatoes, and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in all but the last 1 to 2 tablespoons of the cooking liquid from the clams and mussels. Bring back to a boil and simmer until reduced to a sauce-like consistency.
- 5. Stir the langoustines into the sauce and turn them over until they turn pink. Add the shrimp and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes longer, until the langoustines and shrimp are both cooked. Stir in the cooked clams and mussels, along with the chopped parsley, and turn them over a few times until heated through. Season, if necessary, with a little salt and some pepper.
- 6. Drain the pasta well and tip it into a large, warmed serving dish. Pour the seafood sauce over the pasta and toss together well. Serve hot.
Linguine with Mixed Seafood Recipe © 2004 Rick Stein. Photo © 2004 James Murphy. All rights reserved.