Tuesday, June 3, 2008

My Seafood Aligue Pasta

My recent experience with the "tomato aligue pasta" at Pino prompted me to try my hand at this sort of dish. I have always loved pasta and seafood together so I thought I'd create my own dish. I was not sure of what I was going to do but at the grocery the other night, I got the following ingredients:

1/4 kilo shrimp (medium size)
a bottle of aligue
5 sticks of kani
a can of Hunts diced tomatoes

I didn't know exactly what I was going to do but this morning I set my mind to creating something at least halfway decent. This is what I did:

1. I shelled the shrimp and marinated it in salt, cayenne pepper, sage, and rosemary. Left in the fridge overnight.
2. I minced some garlic and sauteed it in extra virgin olive oil.
3. I then added the shrimp.
4. When the shrimp was kind of red, I added the tomatoes (not the whole can, just 2 tablespoons).
5. I stirred it for a minute or so then added three tablespoons of aligue.
6. Stirred the mixture again and left it simmering for 2 minutes, then added the sliced kani.
7. Added some salt to taste, some more cayenne, rosemary, and sage.
8. Let it simmer for another minute and then tasted it...mmmm....
9. Added the cooked pasta (used spaghetti, that's all I have in the cupboard). Tossed it for a minute or so.

...and the result?

I have to say that I love it! I think I put too much cayenne for my taste but if you like the kick that this spice brings, you'll love it.

I know, I'd get zero for presentation but the taste is just great! (Patting myself on the shoulder...haha). By the way, lots of parmesan cheese on top makes it even better.

Now the real test is to come - I hope Jerry likes it.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats you just shortened your lifespan by a few more hours. Eat once a week and you'll never grow old. :p


    Hehe...

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