My favorite recipes to make are the ones that look amazing (and photo-worthy), but don’t actually require you to be a fancy chef in the kitchen. And that’s exactly how I would describe this seafood pasta recipe that I’m sharing today.
I teamed up with ALDI in support of their recent partnership with Instacart to put this super easy recipe together. It requires very little cooking skills, but looks like a million bucks. If you’re capable of cutting veggies and setting timers – you’re all set to impress!
This seafood pasta and tomato toast are inspired by one place I still haven’t visited (even with all of the traveling I’ve been doing), but am dying to go to: Spain!
I asked Jess to help me come up with the perfect recipe, since she has actually been to Spain before. And after searching through all of the offerings from ALDI offerings on Instacart, we came up with a recipe that tastes delicious, is easy to make, and looks pretty dang photo-worthy too.
Seafood Pasta with an Alfredo Lemon Sauce and Tomato Toast
Prep time: 45 min
Cook time: 30 min
All of the ingredients below are ALDI products, purchased through the Instacart app and delivered that very same day! If you’ve never used Instacart before, don’t worry, it’s super easy and totally fail-proof. The Instacart shopper even sent me images of the produce before buying.
- 17 oz of Priano Tagliatelle Al Bronzo Pasta Nests
- 12 oz of Sea Queen Jumbo Raw Shrimp (frozen)
- 14 oz of Specially Selected Mussels (frozen)
- 8 oz of Priano Four Cheese Alfredo Sauce
- 1 jar of Tuscan Garden Spanish Manzanilla Olives
- 3 Garlic Bulbs
- 1 Red Onion
- 1 pt of Red Grape Tomatoes
- 1 bunch of Organic Red on the Vine Tomatoes
- 2 Lemons
- 1 Specially Selected French Baguette
- Stonemill Peppercorn Grinder
- Stonemill Pink Himalayan Salt Grinder
- Carlini Extra Light Olive Oil
- Fresh Cilantro to taste (several stems)
Preheat oven to broil. Then, wash, cut and prep vegetables for roasting. Prepare vegetables the following ways: lemons – cut in half (slice off bottom making flat surface for even roasting) // cherry tomatoes- cut horizontally // tomatoes on the vine- cut in half // red onions- julienned and tossed in garlic – cut horizontally.
Place all veggies on a cooking sheet, drizzle with EVOO, and give a few twists of s&p. Broil for 15 minutes then set aside. To make the sauce, combine the juice of two lemons, 4 tablespoons of EVOO and 1/2 the jar of alfredo sauce.
Following the cooking instructions labeled on each packaging, cook the pasta, shrimp and mussels all around the same time because they all have similar cooking time (5-7min). I like to do this towards the end of cooking, so everything is done around the same time.
Drain pasta and drizzle with EVOO, add in all ingredients and toss in a pot still on stove, keeping ingredients hot and reheating others. Serve immediately.
Cut baguette into 5-inch toast slices. Rub with EVOO and broil for 8-10 minutes or until browned. We have a gas oven so it goes quick!
Then, cut the tops of two garlic bulbs off, exposing cloves. Drizzle with EVOO and give a twist from the s&p grinders. Wrap in aluminum and bake for 45 minutes. Or just put in the bottom of the oven for the duration of cooking all other ingredients.
Then, taking the tomatoes that were roasted, rub flesh side down against large side of cheese grater (watch those fingers!) into a bowl. Smear the garlic on toasts, then spoon on tomato and top with salt and pepper.
Photography by Jess Smith
This recipe is in celebration of the new partnership with ALDI and Instacart. And I’m super pumped about it because I’m almost always pressed for time. Anything that saves me a trip to the grocery store is okay by me! Right now, shoppers in Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles are able to take advantage of this partnership and shop organic produce, fresh meat and seafood, as well as your favorite ALDI- exclusive brands at the same, affordable prices! And hopefully soon ALDI shoppers nationwide will be able to, too.
What do you think of this seafood dish? Think you’ll give it a try? Let me know in the comments below.
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