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Monday, June 18, 2018

Seafood Pasta Primavera

This flavorful springtime pasta was a big winner on our dinner table. Seafood pasta primavera is sure to make it's way into your heart as well!



      Loaded with seafood, spring vegetables, white wine and a bit of fresh lemon, this pasta brings a bit of wow to the table! Do you want to know the best part? It's quick enough to make on a work night!


      The vegetable to frosting recipe ratio has been a little upside down around here lately! Don't worry, I have some fun desserts headed your way soon.



    In fact there's a week devoted to ice cream headed your way in July. So if your sweet tooth is feeling neglected don't despair!

     In the meantime I have been having too much fun playing with all of these fresh veggies not to share. I have been challenging myself to be creative with them.



     MiMi was over when I was starting the spring veggies au gratin. She mentioned that she thought kohlrabi kind of reminds her of the flavor of artichoke hearts.

    For some reason that made me think of pasta. A nice pasta primavera seemed like the perfect way to use a variety of the produce.

      This would be delicious with just shrimp, scallops or even chicken. We had a bag of frozen mixed seafood in the freezer that seemed like the perfect addition.



     You could also change up the veggies with what you have. We really enjoyed the flavor and texture mixture of these but there are so many great options you could try.  Maybe some spinach wilted in? Or asparagus and pepper would be good too!

      My husband was gobsmacked when he came in and saw what I had put together in such a short time. It is pretty impressive and doesn't take too long to make.



     I had invited my seafood loving brother to join us, but he had other plans. So I sent him a picture to rub it in share our excitement. I don't think he'll say no next time! 😉


Seafood Pasta primavera
pasta, seafood, dinner
American, Italian
Yield: 6-8 servings

Seafood Pasta Primavera

This flavorful springtime pasta was a big winner on our dinner table. Seafood pasta primavera is sure to make it's way into your heart as well!
prep time: 10 minscook time: 25 minstotal time: 35 mins

ingredients:


  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium kohlrabi 
  • 2-3 spring onions or 1 small onion
    2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 small-medium yellow squash
  • 1 cup peas (frozen are fine)
  • 1 pound mixed seafood (or your favorite)
  • 12 oz pasta, cooked al dente
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 cup cream or half and half

instructions


  1. Clean and chop all of the vegetables ahead of time so you are ready.  The kohlrabi should be 1/4-1/2" cubes, onions diced and squash sliced. 
  2. In a large saucepan or dutch oven (I used my 6 qt dutch oven), melt the butter in the olive oil over medium heat. 
  3. Add the kohlrabi and season with salt and pepper.  Cook, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes. Add the onion and garlic and sautee until the onions start to become translucent. 
  4. Add the squash and sautee for a minute or two, then deglaze the pan with the wine and lemon juice. 
  5. Cover and cook until the vegetables reach your desired level of tenderness. 
  6. Add the seafood and peas, cooking until the seafood is cooked through. Stir in the cream and thyme. Adjust the salt and pepper to your liking. 
  7. Serve immediately with some Parmesan cheese if desired. 
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If you like this, you may also like:

Saffron Shrimp and Pea Risotto
K.C.'s Shrimp and Fish Chowder


12 comments:

  1. Looks like such a hearty yet perfect meal for summer! My kind of pasta! Happy Monday sweet lady!

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  2. Hi Carlee, love this. Pasta with fresh tomato and basil sauce is a regular at the moment. I just love the flavours, but admittedly my family are getting a little sick of it. I know this would appeal to them. Not sure if I'll be able to get kohl rabbi or yellow squash though, but I can always substitute.

    xx

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    1. Definitely! Just sub in your favorite veggies or whatever is fresh!

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  3. It is funny but I had never heard of kohlrabi until last year when Audrey's neighbor gave her some out of his garden. This seafood pasta primavera sounds delicious.

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    1. It's not that common around here either, but it seems as though it was more common in early decades as well.

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  4. This looks delicious! I can't wait to try this sometime this summer.

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  5. This looks like a great Seafood Primavera, just delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

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  6. This dish looks so fresh, healthy and delicious! What a great summer meal. Thanks so much for sharing at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party! Have a great week!

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    1. It was so good and a great way to get everyone to eat those veggies!

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