This is a great recipe for a dinner party as it looks elegant but easy to make in under 30 minutes. Add your favorite seafood such as clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, etc.
For wine pairing, choose a crisp white wine with hints of citrus such as Pinot Grigio.
2 Tablespoons salt
1 pound linguine
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 shallots, minced (can use 1/2 onion)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1 1/2 cups white wine
1 lb seafood ( clams, mussels, shrimp, etc)
1 (28oz) can diced tomatoes with juice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 Tablespoon butter
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
¼ cup parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot, cook linguine in salted water according to package directions for “al dente”.
Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large sauté pan. Add shallots, garlic and red pepper flakes and sauté or a few minutes.
Add in wine, seafood, tomatoes, salt and pepper and simmer covered until clams open, approximately 3-5 minutes. ( discard any that do not open).
Reserving about 1 cup of pasta water, drain linguine and add to the pan. Add butter, lemon zest and juice and toss together Add reserved cooking water, if pasta looks dry.