Friday, November 19, 2010

Fruits de la mer Pasta In Papilotte

Fruits de la mer in french means seafood  ,a new word from Piggy Jo .  I picked the name Fruits de la mer instead of seafood  :p  French lesson no 1 . She ate something like this in Paris but said mine was better :p Kidding ??? And here I was , tellling her that I want to fly over to Europe one day and try all the french and italian food !!! Of course she was kidding...just wanna butter me up or no food for her * wink , wink . Okay , back to this pasta dish.  I saw this beautiful recipe from Angie Tee's blog - Seasalt With Food and I am sure many of you would have seen this recipe on her blog - Seafood Pasta In Paper Bag . I am crazy with cooking food in papilotte for it enhance and seal in the aroma and flavors and what more with the leftover of steamed crabs - thus Angie Tee and her seafood pasta comes to mind .........

I tweaked her recipe by first making the pasta Aglio Olio then add the fruits de la mer on top before baking them in paper bag.  I used the leftovers steamed crabs gravy ( which has the chinese wine in it ) instead of using white wine. Gosh ... it was so flavorful and my wild boar who doesn't like pasta , asked for more. Needless to say , the happiest one is the Piggy gal !!!  this is one great pasta meal , I will definitely make this again when my the other Piggy comes home...I am sure he will love it as much as we do :) 

Thank you Angie Tee for sharing this wonderful recipe with me. Love it very much :)  Come to think of it...we have similar taste where food is concern :)  This is her fifth of sixth recipe that I have tried out and each time , it turned out fabulous...never disappointing.  "Thanks Angie Tee...I look forward to trying out all the recipes on your blog :)  It is a pleasure reading your much to feast on "

I added in kiwi mussels, big and fat and omega rich :p

first I make the Aglio Olio pasta, then add in the fruits de la mer on top

bake for 20-25 minutes @180C

open only when ready to serve...this is so good...
steaming hot and the aroma kills,
I thought I had died and gone to heaven ....

my wild boar was enticed with the aroma of this dish 
that he asked for a big portion :p

whoa...this is truly mouth-watering and 
I am sure when Piggy Josh see this, he will ask me to make for him...;p

Seafood Pasta In Paper Bag ( adapted from Seasalt With Food )


1 Packet (about 450 g) Linguine or Spaghetti
16 – 20 Large Peeled Prawns, tail intact
700 – 800g Clams
12 Medium Size Fresh Scallops
250 g Small Roma Tomatoes, halved
2 Cloves Garlic, thinly sliced or chopped
1 Small Bunch Fresh Basil Leaves, torn
1 Small Bunch Italian Flat Leave Parsley, chopped
1 Cup White Wine, divided
8 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, divided

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Sea Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Lemon Wedges

Parchment Paper

Kitchen Strings


Preheat the oven to 375˚F.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the packaging's instructions, or until al dente. (Drain well)

Use 2 large pieces of parchment papers for each serving. Place the papers on a large bowl. Divide the pasta into equal portions (4 portions). Top the pasta with seafood, tomatoes, garlic, basil leaves, white wine, butter, and season with sea salt and black pepper. Wrap the paper up and tie it with kitchen strings.

Place the bags on a baking tray and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the seafood are fully cooked. To serve, cut the kitchen strings, open the paper bag, drizzle some olive oil and garnish the seafood pasta with parsley and lemon wedges. Serve immediately.

Have a great weekend !

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  1. there are a lof of seafoods in this pasta, sound so good and delicious !

  2. Hi Elin, I'm so hungry. While you are celebrating there with this dish, I'm salivating here and drowning in ti.

    I'm Reinnie from Penang. This is the first time, I'm checking out your blog and your pasta dish got me captivated with its colours and amount of seafood in it. I'm sure anyone else would be salivating along with me too.

    I'll definitely look out for more of your post. Keep it up ya!


  3. Wow! Well done! Looks really good! I've had a dish like that before in an Italian restaurant we went to for hubbs birthday few years ago. Had forgotten about it!

  4. paste with seafoods is perfect!!! :D

  5. that's great. Love the presentation for a dinner party. Oh and I believe you about the flavors and aromas, that sounds like a real winner!

  6. Elin, your piggies are so lucky to have you! The seafood pasta looks so delicious!

  7. wow..looks like the seafood overpower the pasta!! can see the wetness.. must be the "chap" from the seafood... yummmy!!

  8. Wah! so yummy!! the fotos are killing me already :P

  9. Those seafood are tempting me! Oh, the crab!

  10. Looks yummy... will try this for sure.

  11. Another to-die-for dish! Stop! Stop! You are killing me, Elin... Can see, cannot eat! Sobs!!!

  12. The pasta definitely very tasty due to the juicy gravy from the seafood itself. Yumm.... Have a great weekend. Oh, guess you're busy baking something for the birthday girl! haha... Have fun!

  13. Elin, I dont wanna fren u already. Tempt me with such juicy and delicious crabs....sobs.....

  14. I just savored my mum's chili crab for my lunch today, otherwise, I'm going to drool over your Fruits de la mer Pasta In Papilotte for the next couple of hours.
    It looks really really good!

  15. Sonia...yup, leftovers of crabs , I just add in some mussels and squids :)))

    Reinnie...thank you for dropping by and I hope you will find more recipes here that will make you want to come back for more :) Hope to see you here more often :)

    Plum Leaf....thank you and kiss Minh for me :)

    eatgreek...yup pasta is such a versatile dish...goes well with seafood :)

    Lori Lynn...thank you for your kind words and hope you like it :)

    Angie...haha they are...but you know why I call them my Piggies...they eat whatever I serve them :p

    Claire...haha you know me..if I like something, I will add more :)

    Zurin...I am wicked...those photos are meant to make you all salivates :p

    愛 - ちゃん .... :)

    Ann leong ...hi hope you are keeping warm...the weather in Vancouver must be very cold now :)

    Arthur....hahaha virtual feasting is much healthier for you...Enjoy your gal which she is back with you :), I thought I told you her birthday falls on the 24th of November :)

    Kathy...I have sent the parcel to you by Post Laju this by wednesday you should get the parcel :)

    Little Inbox...oh you must try this...Pasta in Papilotte :) I am sure you will love it :)

  16. Friend, I'm salivating now! No wonder, it's near lunch time. I just make do with fish porridge today.

  17. Hey Elin, glad you enjoyed the pasta :D

  18. Cheah....haha fish porridge is so much healthier than my pasta :)

    Angie Tee...yessss...this is the best pasta I have made for my family :) Thanks !


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