Linguine with Saffron Tomato Sauce and Grilled Seafood Skewers

Linguini with Saffron Tomato Sauce and Grilled Seafood Skewers Author: Canadian Living Credits: Linguini 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.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: March 2007

Ingredients

  • 1 can (28 oz/ 796 ml) plum tomato
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1 stalk basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch saffron threads
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 12 oz 375 gm linguine
  • 12 oz 375 gm spaghetti
  • 4 bay scallops
  • 8 colossal shrimp peeled and deveined

Method

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.

Nutritional facts <b>Per Serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 1321 mg
  • Protein 32 g
  • Calories 590.0
  • Total fat 19 g
  • Cholesterol 128 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 74 g

%RDI

  • Iron 51.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 87.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 13.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 11.0
  • Vitamin C 48.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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