Espaguete Frutos do Mar/Spaghetti with Seafood
The Brazilians eat a lot of fish and pasta. The recipe provided here is simple – spaghetti, seafood of your choice and, if feeling decadent, add lobster.
Makes a large serving platter for about 6-8 people
1 kg of seafood of your choice
500g of firm white fish
1 large onion chopped
3 cloves of garlic chopped
3 tablespoons of coriander
6 spring onions chopped
6 tomatoes chopped
4 tablespoons of olive oil
Juice of 2 limes
Salt and pepper to taste
Fill a large pan with enough water to cook the pasta to al dente (see packet for details). Whilst the pasta is cooking, in another large pan heat up the olive oil and fry the garlic and onions over a medium heat for about 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes, spring onions and the coriander and fry for another 2 minutes. Add your white fish and cook for a few more minutes before adding the rest of the shell fish (as shell fish cook through quickly). Season, add the lime juice and cook for up to 10 minutes until your sauce has a nice thick texture. If the pasta is not ready at this point take off the heat to prevent over-cooking
When the pasta is ready, drain the water and add to the fish stew. Mix well together, slowly so as not to break the pasta, and put over a low heat for a last 2-3 minutes. Your dish is ready for serving. Serve in a large bowl. Serve with a salad and plenty of good quality extra virgin olive oil. Awesome.