Tested till perfect Linguine with Saffron Tomato Sauce and Grilled Seafood Skewers

Linguine with Saffron Tomato Sauce and Grilled Seafood Skewers

Surprise guests — and yourself — with this sophisticated, restaurant-worthy dish. Long elegant strands of pasta marry best with this smooth tomato sauce.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: March 2007

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  • Portion size 4

Ingredients

  • 1 can 1can(28 oz/ 796 ml) plum tomatoplum tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves 2clovesgarlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 stalk 1stalkfresh basil
  • 1 tsp 1tspsalt
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tsppepper
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspgranulated sugar
  • 1 pinch 1pinchsaffron threads
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupwhipping cream
  • 12 oz 12oz375 gm linguine or spaghetti
  • 4 4bay scallopbay scallops
  • 8 8colossal shrimp, peeled and deveined
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Preparation

Drain tomatoes, reserving liquid; chop coarsely. Set aside.

In Dutch oven, heat 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the oil over medium heat; fry garlic until light golden and fragrant, 1 minute.

Stir in tomatoes, reserved tomato liquid, basil, 3/4 tsp (4 mL) of the salt, half of the pepper, the sugar and saffron; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until spoon drawn across bottom of pan leaves space that fills in slowly, about 35 minutes.

Stir in cream; discard basil. Puree in blender until smooth. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes. Refrigerate, uncovered, in airtight container until cold; cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month.)

Meanwhile, alternately thread 1 scallop and 2 shrimp onto each of 4 small metal or soaked wooden skewers. Brush with remaining oil; sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper. Place on greased grill or in grill pan over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until shrimp are pink and scallops are firm, about 8 minutes.

Meanwhile in large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until tender but firm, about 8 minutes. Drain and return to pot. Add sauce; toss to coat. Serve each topped with skewer.

Additional information :

Variation
Gluten-Free Linguine with Saffron Tomato Sauce and Grilled Seafood Skewers: Use corn linguine or spaghetti or white rice linguine or spaghetti.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: about

cal 590 pro 32g total fat 19g sat. fat 5g
carb 74g fibre 6g chol 128mg sodium 1,321mg

% RDI:

calcium 13 iron 51 vit A 11 vit C 48
folate 87
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