Mediterranean Seafood Pasta with Saffron and Lemon Ginger Preserve- Infused Cream Sauce Recipe

Mediterranean Seafood Pasta with Saffron and Lemon Ginger Preserve-Infused Cream Sauce

  • 8 ounces of pasta (linguine, fettuccine, or spaghetti)
  • 8 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8 small scallops
  • 8 mussels, cleaned and debearded
  • 1/2 cup of dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon of saffron threads, steeped in 1/4 cup of warm water
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Freshly chopped parsley for garnish
  • Lemon zest for garnish
    Peach-Infused Cream Sauce:
  • 1 ripe peach, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1/4 cup of chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon of Akaka Falls Farm Lemon Ginger Preserve
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions:

1) Peach-Infused Cream Sauce:

  • In a saucepan, combine the diced peach and chicken broth.
  • Simmer the peach until it becomes tender and the liquid reduces, which should take about 5-7 minutes.
  • Blend the peach and chicken broth until you achieve a smooth sauce.
  • Return the sauce to the saucepan, add the heavy cream, Akaka Falls Farm Lemon Ginger Preserve and butter, and continue simmering until the sauce thickens.
  • Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Keep the sauce warm.

2Mediterranean Seafood Pasta:

  • Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until it reaches an al dente consistency. Drain and set it aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the minced garlic and sauté until it becomes fragrant.
  • Incorporate the shrimp, scallops, and mussels. Cook for a few minutes until they begin to turn opaque.
  • Pour in the dry white wine and the saffron-infused water. Simmer until the seafood is fully cooked and the mussels have opened.
  • Stir in the heavy cream and season the mixture with salt and black pepper. Let it Let it simmer for a few minutes until the sauce thickens.

3) Combining Pasta and Sauce:

  • Add the cooked pasta to the skillet with the seafood and sauce.
  • Toss the pasta to ensure its thoroughly coated with the sauce and that the seafood is well distributed.

4) Serving:

  • Present the Mediterranean Seafood Pasta on individual serving plates.
  • Drizzle the Peach-Infused Cream Sauce generously over the pasta and seafood.
  • Garnish your dish with freshly chopped parsley and lemon zest.
  • Serve the meal hot, and savor the rich flavors of this elegant Mediterranean-inspired creation.

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