Bubba's Creamy Spicy Seafood Pasta

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 tablespoons olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup vodka

1 (14-ounce) can crushed tomatoes

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/2 pound bay scallops

1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled deveined, and cut crosswise into thirds

1 pound uncooked linguine


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the vodka and turn the heat up to medium-high; cook until the liquid has reduced by half. Add the tomatoes, cream, pepper flakes, and salt and pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the seafood and cook until just opaque, about 3 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pot of salted, boiling water over medium heat, according to package directions. Drain and transfer the pasta to a large bowl. Pour in the sauce and toss to combine. Serve immediately.