Tuesday, 24 February 2015

#26 - Seafood Pasta with White Wine Sauce


It has been a wonderful Lunar New Year 2015 for me! I ate so much over the long weekend and yet, I still have so much left over goodies in my freezer. Yeah! It's going to be my goal to clear them as soon as possible. With that in mind, I decided to whip up a mini seafood feast for Hubby and myself! 

Looking at the recipe below, you would probably realised that no measurements were provided for the amount of shrimps and scallops used. This is simply because I just throw in all the shrimps and scallops I had left over from the reunion dinner. Just whack! If you are trying out this recipe, I guess you can just as much (or as little) seafood you like. I am such a big seafood fan so there is probably no such thing as too much seafood for me. 

And for the choice of pasta, I decided to use this really fine and delicate Capellini which I bought from an Italian restaurant some time back. I must be honest and admit that the white wine sauce in this recipe sit really really well with the capellini. The capellini actually looks like Bee Hoon (ie. fine rice noodles) to me but the texture of it is pretty close to spaghetti instead. Not to mention, it just soaked up all the flavourful white wine sauce in the process and just taste so yummy!

This happens to be the last bottle of white wine I had at home and so, this shall be my wine choice for the night! 

Hubby and myself were really pleased with how the white wine sauce turned out way better than what was expected. I wished there were more sauce to go with the pasta. I could not get enough of the sauce.  It was so light yet so flavourful. 


Recipe: Adapted & modified from here.

2 persons

250 grams Choice of Pasta (Capellini)
2 tbsp Olive Oil
3 tbsp Garlic, minced
2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes, crushed
53 grams Butter, divided into 2 portions - 35 grams, 28 grams separately
1 C White Wine
1 tsp Lemon Zest
Ground Black Pepper

1. Cook your choice of pasta according to the package directions.

2. In a large skillet or saucepan (over medium heat), warm up the olive oil.

3. Add in garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook for a few minutes until fragrant.

4. Melt the butter (35 grams) in the olive oil and add in the shrimps. 

5. Pour in the white wine and bring to a boil. 

6. Reduce heat from medium to low and simmer for another 5 minutes until the wine reduces.

7. Add in the scallops together with remaining butter (18 grams) and lemon zest.

8. Cook the scallops for about 5 minutes until they are just warmed through. 

9. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. 

10. When pasta is cooked, drain it and add to a large serving plate. Top pasta with seafood, white wine sauce and sprinkle with parsley before serving. 


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    1. Not exactly sure what kind of persuasive post you are looking out for, but anyway, thanks for dropping by :)

  2. You’re right, there is no such thing as too much seafood! Haha! Anyway, the white wine makes for a great base for the sauce, and both the shrimp and the scallops provide that seafood taste we’ve all come to love. Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe with us. Cheers!

    Megan Anderson @ Cafe Fina

    1. Sounds like you are a great seafood lover too! Great!! You have a nice blog going on :)

  3. This looks really good. I also enjoy cooking with wine. However, I have only ever used cooking wine so I'm not sure if there is a difference as far as taste goes. I haven't used it in quite some time but after reading this I think I might try it again sometime soon. It definitely adds an interesting flavor.


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