Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp & Mussels

Creamy Garlic Pasta Shrimp and Mussels Plated Shirmp and mussels pasta

Some days require more comforting than others. Usually those days are overcast, chilly or near the end of the week. For me, that day was yesterday. It was a cool, rainy day and I desired nothing more than to curl up a watch a good movie. Not feeling like making a complicated dish, I used a recipe I had for creamy garlic pasta and decided to spruce it up with some fresh seafood. May you be as comforted as I was!!

Ingredients

For Seafood

2 tsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp butter
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/2 lb shrimp or prawns (cut up large prawns into pieces)
1/2 lb blue mussels

For Pasta
2 tsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp butter
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 cup chicken stock
1/2 lb spaghetti or angel hair pasta
3/4 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp basil to garnish

Directions

In a pot, bring the olive oil to medium-low heat. Add the garlic and stir, allowing it to cook for 1-2 minutes. Mix in the butter until melted. Add the salt, pepper and chicken stock. Raise the heat to high and let it come to a boil.

While pasta is cooking, in a medium  pan, bring the olive oil to medium-low heat. Add the garlic and stir, allowing it to cook for 1 minute. Mix in the butter until melted. Add the salt, pepper and chicken stock. Turn heat up to medium-high, add mussels and cover pot. Steam until the mussels open and add shrimp. Cook until shrimp is pink and turn to low. Let simmer a little, maybe 5 minutes. (I took the mussels out and disgarded the shells)
Once it is at a rolling boil, add the pasta and cook for as long as the box’s directions indicate. Reduce the stove to medium heat and mix in the parmesan until completely melted. Turn off the heat and stir in the cream. Add the pasta mixture in with the seafood, garnish with fresh basil and serve.
Adapted from Key Ingredient
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About christinawheat3

We are Will & Christina. We love to cook, throw parties, experiment in the kitchen & try new restaurants. Our mission is to eat as local & sustainable as possible in the most delicious way possible. Christina is currently in culinary school and acts as main chef in the household. Will is a web guru and is the souf chef / taste tester. Welcome to our culinary journal.

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