My mom had her go-to dinner party dishes and this pasta was always a hit. It is one of my favorites-and one of the first recipes that made me love seafood. The beauty is in its simplicity: For all its flavor and elegance, the dish has the approachability of a quick weeknight meal. - Stephen Jackson, Recipe Developer
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
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Spaghettini with Spicy Seafood
Total:
45 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
45 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until it is shimmering. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper, add to the skillet and cook until lightly browned on both sides, about 3 minutes total; transfer to a plate. Season the scallops with salt and pepper, add to the skillet and cook undisturbed until nicely browned on the bottom, about 2 minutes. Give the scallops a quick stir and cook 1 minute, then transfer to the plate with the shrimp.

Add the spaghetti to the boiling water and cook according to the package directions for al dente. Strain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water.

While the spaghetti cooks, reduce the heat to medium, add the garlic to the skillet and cook until softened and lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Add the wine and cook, stirring to scrape up any brown bits, until reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, red pepper flakes and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Add the pasta, shrimp, scallops and reserved cooking water and toss to combine. Continue cooking until the sauce coats the pasta and the seafood is heated through, about 2 minutes.

Turn off the heat, stir in the parsley and basil and divide among four serving bowls. Sprinkle with the lemon zest, drizzle with more olive oil if desired and serve.

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