I promised that I will be posting some of the food I have been eating during my summer stay in Sicily, but actually, I have been busy posting my nipples and trying to be funny without success.
Anyway, here you go, I would like to show you how to make my most favourite pasta!
PASTA ALLA MARINARA
otherwise said, pasta with mussels and clams
I'm going to show you how my mum did it today, while I was taking photos around her. (She was quite upset about me not helping her eheheheh)
I hope after that, you will be able to reproduce it in wherever part of the world you live!
It's quite simple to do and delicious.
First of all, go to your trusted fisherman to buy FRESH mussels and clams. Around 2Kgs of mussels and 700grams of clams.
Make sure they are fresh: if you want to prepare a good dish, first of all you need good ingredients.
Wash VERY WELL the seafood. Leave it in the water and rinse it many times, until you see the water being clean. You don't want to eat sand or algae (which @ddschteinn loves) with your seafood. Make sure to brush the seashell of the mussels.
My mum had to rinse it 5 times, before it was very cleaned!
Clams in water
Prepare some garlic, parsley and good tomatoes, like this.
And of course linguine: this is the portion for 3 people.
Put clams and mussels in two pots (don't add anything else!) and warm it up until all the seashells are open, like this.
Once open, it will be easy to get rid of the seashells.
These are the clams
Clams and mussels. We left some of the seashells for decoration
Once you fry the garlic with some extra-virgin olive oil and tomatoes...
Add the clams and mussels you have previously prepared.
It's important that you don't cook it too much, otherwise the seafood will become hard and lose the flavour of the sea.
ALSO: add some white wine at your pleasure and some water that the seafood had left over while cooked to be opened.
Once the pasta is cooked AL DENTE (I'm assuming that you know how to cook some pasta, throw it in boiling salty water and DO NOT LEAVE IT THERE FOR 30 minute, like I have seen my ex Polish boyfriend do), add it to the sauce, like my mum is doing it here
Mix it and serve it hot
Here you go!
WHAT A BEAUTY!
Can this be considered a TWAD @enternamehere ?
My dad is working on it
Now, with the left over mussels, add some dressing at your pleasure. It could be just squeezed lemon or gratinate bread, but don't use some sauce that would cover the flavor of the sea (I'm look at those who think to add mayo on it!! Stay away!)
Summarizing the ingredients:
- Black pepper or chilli at your pleasure
- White wine
I hope you liked it!
Now I'm off eating some dessert!
Cannoli with ricotta and gratinate pistachio!
Stay alive! Stay full!