This morning was gorgeous. the thermometer reached 75F and i ran 7 miles. Got home craving a pasta dish, since my body needed the carbs and seafood seemed like the perfect combination on a indian summer day. So i decided on a seafood pasta. So easy and quick to make. If your shrimp is already peeled and deveined, the whole dish might take about 17 minutes to make. So here's how i do it!
1 pound penne pasta, cooked according to package instructions
4 tablespoons olive oil
10 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced( use less if not a huge garlic fan like me)
1 pound 26-30 shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 pound sea scallops(i used frozen and had it thawed in cold water in 5 minutes)
1 jar or can of clams with juice
2 lemons, 1 halved and 1 thinly sliced
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup chopped basil
2 cups arugula
salt and pepper to taste
In a large frying pan, heat olive oil and garlic, until garlic is golden. Add shrimp and scallops and cook stirring frequently for about 2 minutes. You don't wan to overcook the shellfish. Add clams with juice. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper. Squeeze halved lemons and add lemon slices to frying pan. Add halved tomatoes, arugula, basil and parsley and toss with cooked pasta. Serve warm.