Pasta won't seem so simple when it's topped with seafood and flavored with hot spices!
Servings: Serves 2–4
Ingredients 1 medium onion diced2 cloves garlic crushed and roughly chopped1 green pepper diced1/2 cup olive oil1 can (16 ounces) crushed tomatoes1/2 cup water1 tablespoon red chili flakes1 teaspoon cayenne pepperSalt and pepper to taste1/2 cup red wine (semi dry; cabernet is recommended)1 cup ' ' diced fresh Roma tomatoes1 tilapia fillet6 baby neck clams6 mussels4 prawns1/4 pound fresh squid into 1/4–1/2 inch rings1 tablespoon fresh oregano , roughly chopped1 tablespoon fresh basil roughly chopped1/4 cup diced sun-dried tomatoes (re-hydrated in water and drained)2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley chopped (if not available use regular parsley)1 tablespoon salt1 pound linguine
Fill stockpot with water and salt, and bring to a rolling boil.
Heat oil over medium heat in large sauté pan or a 5-quart stock pot. Sauté onions till translucent. Add garlic, green pepper, chili flakes and cayenne pepper. Stir over medium heat for 2 minutes, deglaze with red wine. Reduce by 1/4 and add fresh tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, re-hydrated sun dried tomatoes and water. Reduce heat and simmer.
Slice tilapia fillet in 2-inch strips. Add mussels, clams, prawns, squid and tilapia. Cover and simmer 5–7 minutes or until all the clams and mussels are open, and the tilapia and shrimp are opaque. Cook and drain linguine (or your favorite pasta will work). Place into a serving bowl.
Ladle spicy tomato broth onto linguine. With tongs grab all the shellfish and mollusks and place on top of sauce and pasta. Sprinkle fresh herbs on top and serve.