Special Taste Of Italy


I call this my "Special Taste of Italy", I think you'll see why.

  • Ingredients:
    1. 16 large shrimp; thawed or fresh
    2. 8 large sea scallops; thawed or fresh
    3. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    4. 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
    5. 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes; reduced sodium preferred
    6. 1 can diced tomatoes
    7. 1 bunch of asparagus spears
    8. 1 cup white wine; your favorite, but make sure the wine makes it into the recipe
    9. 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chopped
    10. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
    11. 2 cups your favorite pasta; we like a flavored one with this recipe, ie sun-dried tomato or spinach & garlic. Now we're talk'n Italian!
  • Directions:
    1. Start with a 4qt or larger pot, place pasta in boiling water and then turn heat down to medium, if you want your pasta a little firm (al dente).
    2. Add all the remaining ingredients to your large saute pan.
    3. Cook shrimp & scallops all the way through, approx.10-12 minutes.
    4. Once pasta is cooked, strain & place on serving plates.
    5. Use a LARGE serving spoon or ladle, place all ingredients on top of a bed of pasta.
    6. Sprinkle with fresh parmesan-reggiano cheese, grated or shaved, Enjoy!