Tuesday, October 26, 2010

i'd date me

have a gander at the photo below. 
if you have a mouth, it is likely salivating. 
ew, stop.

i may have majorly rolled the dice by cooking up bivalves for a date a day after being food poisoned.... 
but let me tell you, it was well worth it. 
this seafood pasta was simple and fresh, and not so hard on the eyes, either. dinner for 2, coming right up!

i'll cut to the chase:
(all the ingredients are highlighted for shopping list ease)
  • in salted water, boil some whole wheat spaghettini (the size between angel hair and spaghetti) cook until al dente/not too soft. strain in a colander, replace in pot. add a bit of butter, loosely chopped fresh basil, sea salt and cracked black pepper to the pasta. set aside.
  • in an oven-proof skillet, heat olive oil, add 3 cloves chopped garlic, 1 chopped chili pepper (if you like heat-leave the seeds in!), and a bit of orange zest. cook for 30 seconds.
  • add cleaned and sliced calamari, and scrubbed clams & mussels (don't take any chances with foodborne pathogens-seriously) and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • add chopped flat leaf parsley, grape or cherry tomatoes, juice of half a lemon, and some white wine to the skillet and then pop it in the oven at 350°F for 15-20 minutes or until all the bivalves have opened up.
  • plate pasta in a wide bowl, scoop the yum yum seafood on top and then cover the lot in a few ladle-fulls of mmm-mmm juices from the pan.

you will have no regrets.


  1. Dear Tamar,

    I like food and you; thus, I like this blog. I like your point about foodborne pathogens. Shellfish are frequent carriers of Vibrio species - including cholera. Cook your shit dead.

    Please keep the food and the public health and wellness tips coming.



  2. This actually looks Delicious! Be careful so that guys don't just eat with you and never call again.

    We have plans tomorrow. Just a reminder.

    For David:
    When do you want to play squash? I'm hyped!