Monday, November 10, 2008

Penne pasta with Seafood

This is another favourite in our house. When pasta is cooked like this, then I love it. I love it even more if it is spicy. But of course, you don't need to put the chili if you don't like it spicy. There's no set rules in cooking any food. You cook it the way you want it. Or at least, that's always been the rule I live by. After all, it's me who is cooking it, and eating it.
500 grams of Pasta Penne (cook as per direction in the packaging)
3 tablespoon of olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, chopped finely
1 medium onion, chopped finely
2 - 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
200 grams of prawns (frozen is quite ok)
200 grams of scallops (again, frozen is ok)
Chili flakes (to taste)
Sauté the garlic in the olive oil until fragrant
Add the minced onions; keep stirring until it’s translucent.
Add the tomatoes, stir until cooked.
Add the prawns and scallops. Stir for a minute. Do not overcook the seafood as they will turn rubbery if they are overcooked.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add chili flakes if you like a bit of spice, or more if you like it spicier.
Mix the pasta, and mix well.