Garlic Shrimp and Oysters on Pasta

Main Course

Recipe courtesy of Chef Paul Prudhomme's Pure Magic cookbook

Serves 2

  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 12 tablespoons (1½ sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 8 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined(optional) - about 3 ounces
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1½ teaspoons Paul Prudhomme's Seafood Magic
  • 8 oysters, shucked and drained - about 5 ounces
  • 3/4 cup seafood stock, warm

Garlic Shrimp and Oysters Pasta Sauce

Garlic Shrimp and Oysters Pasta Sauce 

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Bring a large pot of water to boil; add salt and cook your spaghetti according to package directions until just al dente. Drain and rinse thoroughly; toss with a bit of vegetable oil to prevent clumping.

Melt 6 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over high heat and add the green onions, shrimp, garlic and Seafood Magic. Cook, vigorously shaking (not stirring) the pan in a back-and-forth motion, until the shrimp turn pink, about 1 minute. Add the oysters, stock and the remaining 6 tablespoons of butter. Cook, continuing to shake the pan, until the butter melts and the oysters curl, about 1 minute. Add the spaghetti, toss, and cook just until the spaghetti is heated through, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

For each serving, roll the spaghetti on a large fork and place on a serving plate. Top with the remaining sauce and garnish with the shrimp and oysters.

Chef's note: The sauce for this dish is best made only two servings at a time. To make more, do so in separate batches but serve while piping hot.


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