Summer Recipe #3 : Fettuccini with Spicy Shrimp
Everyone needs a little spice in their life and this is a great fish dish to pair with a red wine.
Most people normally wouldn’t consider having a red wine with seafood, but we have a beautiful, lighter style Grenache which shows both sweet red fruit and an appealing spice, wrapped in a rich, velvety texture.
The 2011 Dashe Cellars Les Enfant Terrible Grenache is our first choice, however, if you fancy something chilled you should try our 2011 Vin Gris, which is a lovely rosé of Grenache, Petit Sirah and Zinfandel. Either way you go, both wines should be a fantastic compliment to this delicious summer dish!
- 1. ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2. 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 3. 1 pound fresh fettuccine
- 4. ½ cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
- 5. ¼ cup shredded basil leaves
- 6. 6 ounces dry chorizo, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
- 7. 1 large shallot, minced
- 8. 2 large garlic cloves, minced
- 9. 2 plum tomatoes—peeled, seeded and chopped
- 10. 1 dozen littleneck clams, scrubbed
- 11. 1 cup bottled clam juice
- 12. 1 pound mussels, scrubbed
- 13. 1 pound shelled and deveined medium shrimp
- 14. Salt
- In a small skillet, combine ¼ cup of the olive oil with the crushed red pepper and cook over moderate heat for 2 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until it is barely al dente; drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking. Return the pasta to the pot and stir in the warm chile oil, ¼ cup of the cheese and 2 tablespoons of the basil.
- In a very large, deep skillet, heat the remaining ¼ cup of olive oil. Add the chorizo and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until the fat is rendered, about 2 minutes. Add the shallot and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, clams and clam juice, cover and cook until the clams just begin to open, about 5 minutes. Add the mussels, cover and cook until all the shells have opened, about 3 minutes. Stir in the shrimp, season with salt and cook until pink and curled, about 2 minutes.
- Using a ladle, transfer half of the liquid to the pasta in the pot and cook over high heat, tossing, until the pasta is al dente and heated through, about 2 minutes. Divide the pasta between bowls and spoon the shellfish all around. Ladle the broth on top and garnish with the remaining 2 tablespoons of shredded basil and ¼ cup of Parmigiano-Reggiano. Serve right away.