This is out of a Greek Cookbook that I gave my Son-in-law as a gift. He loves to cook! He has a very lucky wife.
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped finely
- 1⁄2 cup dry white wine
- 14 ounces canned tomatoes, chopped (in juice)
- 1 pinch sugar
- 2 tablespoons fresh herbs, chopped (such as parsley, oregano or marjoram)
- salt and pepper
- 14 ounces macaroni (such as long hollow Greek or other short pasta)
- 14 ounces seafood, mixed frozen, thawed and drained
- Heat oil (2tbls) in large saucepan, add onion and garlic, fry for about 5 minutes, until softened.
- Pour the wine into the saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Add tomatoes and their juice, the sugar, chopped herbs, salt and pepper and let simmer for 15-20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cook the macaroni in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 10-12 minutes or till tender.
- Drain the pasta and return to pan.
- Add the remaining 1 tbl oil and toss together.
- Add seafood to tomato sauce and simmer for 3-4 minutes until heated through.
- Serve the seafood on top of the pasta.
This was delicious and easy - a combination that can't be beat! I found a 16 oz. frozen package of a seafood medley (clams, mussels, squid, octopus, and shrimp) that was ideal for this recipe. I had no idea where to find Greek pasta, so I used perciatelli, which is a long tubular pasta (hollow in the middle). It worked out perfectly. For the fresh herbs, I used Italian parsley and basil. I used fire-roasted diced tomatoes with their juices, but still ended up adding a ladleful or so of the pasta cooking water. After adding the seafood to the sauce, I had to simmer for a bit longer to cook the seafood through. This recipe lends itself to many combinations of seafood (or just one alone would do, too). I will definitely be making this again!
This dish gives you a lot of flavor in not a lot of time. I used what I had: some shrimp and some salmon and ended up with a very pretty bowl. Used a bit of Splenda for the ask for sugar. We sat back and enjoyed a great recipe with crusty rolls on the side. Oh, and I used orzo pasta which was excellent here (so much nicer with the other ingredients than trying to deal with big floppy noodles).
Quick, easy and tasty. I used all shrimp, and fresh basil because that was what I had. I like the way you can vary the seafood and herbs. I normally don't add sugar to tomato-based sauces, but it really worked here. Thanks for posting!