It’s still apparently Summer, however the weather as always has been a bit hit and miss. This seafood linguine should brighten even the shabbiest days and bring a little taste of summer to your table.
- 150g Raw King Prawns
- 100g Octopus (Cleaned)
- 4 Large Scallops (Cut in half)
- 10 Mussels
- 50g Samphire
- 75g Linguine
- 50g Butter
- 1 tsp Capers
- 2 Cloves Garlic
I’ll warn you now there is a little bit of faffing around with this, it is however well worth it. Start off by prepping your seafood (or you could of course ask your fishmonger to do that for you). You’re going to want peel the prawns, do this by taking off the head and then running your thumb under the shell towards the tail.
Throw away the shells but keep the heads they are lovely deep fried, trust me. Leave the prawns to one side and thinly slice the octopus separating the tentacles. Again leave those to one side and then slice the scallops through the middle so you get eight discs.
Boil the kettle and then stick a large pan on the heat. Once the pan is scorching hot, add little oil and then stir fry the octopus, followed by the prawns and finally the scallops. Leave them all to one side to rest. In another pan cook the pasta until softened. Just before you drain the pasta add the samphire to blanch for about a minute.
Now for the mussels put them in a small pan, put on a high heat and cover. Cook for about three minutes or until they are all opened. You don’t need to add water there is enough moisture in the mussels to steam them open.
Back in the pan you used for the seafood, melt the butter, add the capers, crush the garlic into the butter and stir. Finally add the pasta, samphire, mussels and the other seafood and stir for about a minute or so making sure its all well coated. Transfer it to a bowl and dive in!