May Day Feast

by Michelle

I love May Day! A day to celebrate springtime with revelry and feasts paying homage to fertility and planting. Oh to be pagan!

For your celebration today give this simple pasta dish a try – easy peasy…

Fettuccine with Spicy Seafood

serves 4

2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

3 tablespoons pesto – you can substitute a commercial pesto

1 lemon zested

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon dried red chilli flakes

12 jumbo shrimp, peeled

8 large scallops, heeled

2 lbs mussels, cleaned and scrubbed

1/3 cup dry white wine

3 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 cup marinara – you can substitute a commercial sauce

Prepare fettuccine according to manufacturer

As the pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large pot

Add shrimp and scallops and brown on both sides – this should not take longer than 2 minutes

Remove seafood from pot and set aside

Add garlic and chillies to the pot and saute for 1 minute

Add cherry tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes

Add white wine and pesto – stir gently to incorporate

Add mussels and cover until shells open – about 3 minutes

Return seafood to the pot with drained pasta

Toss, plate, garnish with lemon zest and serve

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