Spaghetti Ai Frutti Di Mare – Spaghetti with Seafood
By Ciao Chow Linda
Are you one of those people who orders pasta with seafood in a restaurant but never makes it at home? Fear not, it’s much easier to prepare than you think and so much better when you can pick and choose the seafood components yourself fresh from the market. “But I don’t have time to cook,” is no excuse either since this whole thing comes together in the kitchen in less time than it takes to order out.
It just takes a little forethought – like stopping at the market on the way home from work – something you probably do anyway. When I made this, I was planning to use bay scallops but couldn’t find them, so I bought the larger sea scallops instead – cutting them into quarters. I also got squid, shrimp and some cockles from New Zealand. I like to include mussels in this dish too, but you normally can’t buy just a dozen or so – you’ve got to buy a huge sack of them, which wasn’t going to work in this meal for two people. You can add or subtract any other kind seafood you like.