My Dad's birthday was coming up, and my Mom and I were on the hunt for a dinner to make Dad with LOTS of fish. We came across this recipe from Dom DeLouise's cookbook, Eat This, It'll Make You Feel Better called Mama's Seafood Sauce. Perfect! A tomato based sauce with three types of fish! Well, it wasn't quite enough.. So we added calamari too, because we wanted LOTS of fish. The end result was precisely that, lots of fish and yummy sauce!
4 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, minced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup dry white wine
4 28oz can of peeled tomatoes
4 tsp fresh basil
1 tbsp oregano
4 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
3 lbs littleneck clams (be sure to rinse them a few times in the shell so there is no excess grit or sand on them)
2 lbs scallops, cut in half
2 lbs calamari rings (not included in original recipe)
2 lbs shrimp, deveined
black pepper to season
1. Heat the olive oil on medium-high heat and saute onions and garlic until golden brown. Pour in wine and cook for 2 about minutes.
2. Add tomatoes, basil, oregano, and parsley, and continue to cook over medium-high heat for another few minutes, then reduce heat to simmer. Cook for 30-40 minutes, until slightly thickened.
3. Add fresh clams, cover and cook until shells open(about 5 minutes).
4. Add scallops, calamari, and shrimp. Cover and cook until barely firm, about 3 minutes. Add some fresh ground black pepper to season. Remove from heat and serve immediately over pasta (I used perciatelli).
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