Seafood Pasta – Family Style

eve2When my daughter was young, I made it a point to always be home with my family on Christmas Eve.  This is what I’ve served for over 25 years and I’m happy to say they still love it.  Now that my daughter is grown and has her own family, we spend Christmas Eve at her home.  This means bringing pots, pans and making the  Seafood Pasta in her kitchen.   It is amazing how simple the recipe is, I hope you try it and make any day special.eve1

Family Style  Seafood Pasta

1/4 cup olive oil in the largest pot you have
I large onion diced
4 cloves garlic chopped
2 Large cans diced tomatoes in sauce
Hot pepper flakes to taste – I like it spicy
Salt/Pepper to taste
3/4 Cup red wine
18 large shrimp cleaned
1/2 Lb small scallops
24 Small clams – rinsed
12 small lobster tails
2 lbs thin spaghetti
2 cans white clam sauce – optional

Heat up olive oil in large pot – add diced onion and garlic, saute for about 5 minutes – add red pepper flakes and saute for another 5 minutes – add canned tomatoes and wine and  bring to a slow boil  for about 20 minutes.   Add the clams carefully, lobster tails, shrimp and scallops . Carefully stir once or twice. Bring back to slow boil until the clams open and shrimp and lobster tails turn pink. Shut off heat and stir in white clam sauce. (I like the little hint of flavor the white (NOT RED) clam sauce gives.  Put cooked/drained  spaghetti in large  serving dish (we use a large roasting pan)  and top with  Seafood Sauce.  Put extra sauce and seafood in a large bowl.  Make a salad, pass the bread  and open a bottle of your favorite wine. Enjoy!!eveThis year my daughter decided to host a ugly sweater contest – The kids made their own with items from the Dollar Store – Lots of fun!uglysw

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