Seafood Vesuvius

Noelle Myers

By
@noellemyers

I love a good flavorful pasta and this is a perfect date night dish for two. Shrimp and scallops nestled in a spicy and creamy sauce and cheese tortellini..SO good.


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Rating:

Serves:

2

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

9 oz
pkg refrigerated three cheese tortellini
2 Tbsp
olive oil, divided
3 Tbsp
butter, divided
1 c
marinara sauce
1/3 c
roasted garlic alfredo sauce
1/2 c
roasted red peppers, from a jar, chopped
1/8 tsp
cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp
(approx 5 slices)pickled jalapeno slices, chopped
4 large
fresh scallops, foot muscle removed
1/3 lb
raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined.
1/2 small
yellow summer squash, quartered and sliced
1/2` small
zucchini squash, quartered and sliced
2 Tbsp
chopped fresh basil.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large saucepan, bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. Add 1 tbsp of the olive oil to the boiling water. Stir frequently to prevent pasta from sticking together.
2
Reduce heat and boil pasta gently for 7-9 minutes or until tortellini are tender. Drain. Return pasta to pan along with 1 tbsp of the butter. Stir. Cover and keep warm.
3
While pasta is cooking, combine Marinara Sauce and next five ingredients (Alfredo sauce, roasted red peppers, cayenne and Jalapeno slices) in a blender or food processor. Process until smooth.
Pour sauce into a small saucepan and heat gently, stirring often to prevent burning.
4
Melt remaining butter in a medium skillet over high heat. Place scallops into skillet. Add Shrimp. Saute Scallops and raw shrimp in butter 1-2 minutes. Turn Scallops over and cook another one in a half minutes. Check for done ness and remove scallops if opaque in center. Add chopped zucchini and yellow squash and cook 1-2 minutes more or until shrimp are almost cooked through. Pour sauce over shrimp and vegetables, Nestle scallops in sauce and heat through just until hot – should take less than a minute.
5
Divide pasta evenly between two bowls. Top with Seafood sauce and sprinkle with fresh basil. Serve immediately.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American