seafood vesuvius

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By Noelle Myers
from Grand Forks, ND

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.

serves 2
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For seafood vesuvius

  • 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 lg
    fresh scallops, foot muscle removed
  • 1/3 lb
    raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined.
  • 1/2 sm
    yellow summer squash, quartered and sliced
  • 1/2` sm
    zucchini squash, quartered and sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh basil.

How To Make seafood vesuvius

  • 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.
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