Seafood in Tomato Sauce
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.
Out of 5 stars, I rate this recipe a 10! Will definitely make it again. Since no recipe is carved into stone, I did deviate somewhat: (1) Used tomato sauce from a jar; (2) Used canned crab meat-not imitation (picking crustaceans is not one of my fortes); (3) Used fresh herbs from the garden, not dried and added one more-fresh basil; (4) Added wine to the sauce; (5) Used pasta, not rice; (6) Waited for the tomato sauce/crab to cool and then added the shrimp and scallops...overcooked shellfish is yucky. It's sleeping in the fridge overnight and after marinating will be even better tomorrow. My wife said this was the best sauce she ever had and I have to agree. In the future, I may experiment more with clams, mussels or conch (scungilli). This was fantastic...well worth the effort.
The 20 min prep time is a lie. It was more like an hour.
I found this recipe years ago and enjoyed it immensely. Somewhere along the way the recipe was lost. Thank you TOH for publishing this again. As for the lady worried about expense of the meal, I've used canned crab meat and only used the lesser expensive shrimp for the combination of scallops and shrimp. I fixed this last night as written and it is a DELIGHT!
We tried this last night and loved it. It is definitely a keeper .
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It sounds wonderful, reminiscent of some New England restaurant dishes that I've experiences. I think most of us can't afford it though. I can't buy scallops, shrimp, and lump crabmeat because the cost would take most of my week's food budget! However, if you are lucky to live close to seafood docks and warehouse outlets, this surely would be great!