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Monday, April 08, 2013

Italian Clam and Shrimp Fettuccine

Italian Clam and Shrimp Fettuccine 1

I still had a few cups of leftover broth from making Moules Frites (Belgian Mussels with Fries) that I didn't want it to go to waste. The flavor was so tasty that I decided to turn it into a pasta dish, and added shrimp and clams.

Of course, if you didn't make mussels, you can still make this Clam and Shrimp Fettuccine. Just use chicken broth or wine instead. A quick and easy dinner in the time it takes for the noodles to boil.

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Italian Clam and Shrimp Fettuccine

For about 4 servings, you'll need:
1 lb fettuccine, boiled and drained.
2 strips bacon, diced
1/2 large onion, diced
2 large tomatoes, diced
1/2 tsp salt
2 scallions, chopped
Dozen shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 lb clams
1 sprig thyme
2 cups chicken broth or white wine
1 cup, cilantro, chopped

Optional: cream or dried chili flakes

Set a pot of water to boil the fettuccine.

Dice 2 strips of bacon and half of a large onion.

In a large pan on medium-high heat, add the diced bacon and onion and saute until the onion starts to soften.

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Add two chopped tomatoes and 1/2 tsp salt.

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When the tomatoes have started to soften, add the chopped scallions and shrimp and stir.

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When the shrimp have turned pink, add the clams. Mix.

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Add 2 cups of chicken broth and a sprig of thyme. You can also swap out one of the cups of chicken broth for white wine if you wish. Taste and add more salt if necessary. I actually used the leftover broth from making moules frites so the broth was extra flavorful.

If you want this to be a creamy pasta dish, now is the time to add the cream.

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By now, the fettuccine noodles should be ready. Add the fettuccine and chopped cilantro. Toss to evenly mix the noodles and sauce.

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Plate and serve.

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I added some cream to the leftovers to make a creamy version of this dish.

A liberal sprinkle of dried chili flakes is great too.

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Other Italian pasta dishes you might like:
Angel Hair Pasta with Balsamic Chicken, Bacon, and Diced Tomatoes
Broccoli Bacon Pasta
Chicken Piccata
Farfalle with Oven-Dried Tomatoes, Mushrooms, and Corn
Fettuccine Alfredo with Broccoli and Chicken
Vegetarian Lasagna with Broccoli, Kale, and Zucchini
Vegetarian Lasagna with Feta Cheese, Spinach, and Tofu
Lasagna with Meat Sauce
Melanzane alla Parmigiana (Italian Eggplant Parmesan)
Pasta Pomodoro (Italian Pasta with Tomatoes)
Penne with "Italian Sausage" with Fennel
Pesto Pasta
Pesto with Basil and Walnuts
Pumpkin Penne
Pumpkin Ravioli with Browned Butter Sage Sauce
Quattro Porcini Pasta (Four Mushroom Pasta)
Ravioli with Basil, Squash Blossoms, and Ricotta

1 year ago today, Deviled Eggs with Dill and Sour Cream.
2 years ago today, Reuben Sandwich.
3 years ago today, Canh Du Du (Vietnamese Papaya Soup).
4 years ago today, Blood Orange Shortbread Bars.
5 years ago today, Angkor Wat - Cambodia.
6 years ago today, Southern Fried Chicken, Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes, and Cream Gravy.

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