Nothing says Italian like a good pasta dish. Use your favourite seafood varieties in this quick and easy meal.
I have added the garlic crumbs for a bit of crunchy texture and large prawns for “wow” factor.
- 6 small portions fresh egg pappardelle pasta or similar
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 5-6 anchovies
- 2 tsp capers
- 250g raw prawns
- 250g seafood mix
- 12 scallops
- Sea salt
- Lemon wedges
- 6 large prawns, cooked, for garnish (optional)
- ½ cup fresh breadcrumbs, toasted
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- Handful fresh herbs (Italian parsley, thyme, rosemary), roughly chopped
1 Cook the pasta according to the packet directions.
2 Meanwhile, heat the oil and add the anchovies and capers. Add the prawns, seafood mix and scallops, then cook for 4-5 minutes until tender.
3 Drain the pasta and toss with the seafood, adding a drizzle of oil, sea salt, a squeeze of lemon and the large prawns.
4 Combine the breadcrumbs, garlic and herbs, and sprinkle over the pasta before serving.
About Jo Wilcox
"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See www.jowilcox.co.nzmore of this author