a new dish

I am so sick of my constants for dinner.  Unless I am hanging at home and whipping up something a little more than the norm, most of my meals are made in less than 20 minutes.  They usually consist of a protein and some type of salad/vegetable.  Simple and healthy.  I'm done with the snow, the cold and the winter meals. 

Tonight I opted for shrimp and scallops.  I went on Food52.com and did a search and up came a simple pasta dish that you can actually make in less than 10 minutes.  Good, simple and at least a little different from the norm.

1 lb of linguini (fresh or dried – I went with fresh to make the meal even quicker!!)

3/4 lb. scallops

3/4 lb. large shrimp (peeled)

2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro (you could always omit this)

4 – 6 ounces feta cheese (crumbled)

1 lemon squeezed

3 shallots thinly sliced

1/2 cup white wine

1/2 cup chicken broth

salt and pepper

In a large pot boil water and put in the pasta.  While the pasta is cooking, take a large frying pan and coat the bottom with olive oil and saute the shallots on medium heat.  Once they start to soften, add in the lemon juice, wine, chicken broth, cilantro and some salt for taste then bring to a boil.  Turn the heat down to medium and add the scallops.  After a minute, add the shrimp.  This will be ready in less than three minutes.

The pasta should be done at this point and take the pasta out with either tongs or a pasta spoon and put in a baking dish. 

Once the fish is just cooked through pour the entire dish, including the sauce, over the pasta in the baking dish. 

Take the feta and sprinkle over the entire top.  Put in the broiler for a few minutes or until browned.  Serve.

Good with bread on the side to mop up the sauce. 



Comments (Archived):

  1. Mwilkotz

    I’m so relieved to know that you use the protien/vegetable quick dinner fix a lot too! This looks like something great to mix it up a little – thanks!

    1. Gotham Gal

      believe me, making an extraordinary meal every night takes an extraordinaryamount of time. but you can make something fantastic in less than 20minutes!

  2. Aaroncolman

    I have to recommend this cookbook to you by Yotam Ottolenghi. Not only is it filled with delicious ‘proteins’ and salads but sometimes you can make them together in one….like above. It is also great for large groups of mixed carnivores and vegetarians.I also like that almost all the recipes provide lots of colour which i always find to lift the mood around the table.

    1. Gotham Gal

      I own both Ottolenghi cookbooks. I actually wrote a post yesterday that Iplan on posting tomorrow that is of 3 things that I made from their secondbook. Love the place and the cookbook!