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Old 09-13-2007, 03:55 PM   #1
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Pasta/seafood recipe wanted

We had a great dish in an Italian restaurant in Brooksville, FL. It was clams, shrimp, scallops on a bed of pasta with a creamy red sauce (looked kinda like tomato soup, but wasn't. Anyone have any ideas?

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Old 09-13-2007, 04:03 PM   #2
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Hi. It's called Frutti di Mare, or Fruit of the Sea. Here's a recipe: Frutti di Mare Recipe: Recipes: Food Network

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Old 09-13-2007, 04:27 PM   #3
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If the sauce was creamy, I doubt it was the sauce used in the Rachel Ray Food Network recipe above. That's not creamy at all.

I'd venture a guess that it might have been a Vodka sauce, as those are frequently used for seafood pasta dishes & have a small amount of cream added to the tomato sauce to temper the sharpness of the Vodka. I have several recipes for it, but don't have the sources so can't post them here. If you do a websearch for Vodka pasta sauce tho, I'm sure you'll reap a lot of recipes which you'll see probably strongly resemble what you enjoyed in Brooksville.
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If the sauce was creamy, I doubt it was the sauce used in the Rachel Ray Food Network recipe above. That's not creamy at all.

I'd venture a guess that it might have been a Vodka sauce, as those are frequently used for seafood pasta dishes & have a small amount of cream added to the tomato sauce to temper the sharpness of the Vodka. I have several recipes for it, but don't have the sources so can't post them here. If you do a websearch for Vodka pasta sauce tho, I'm sure you'll reap a lot of recipes which you'll see probably strongly resemble what you enjoyed in Brooksville.
You're right - sorry, I should have read that more closely. I bet, though, that if she added a half cup of half and half or heavy cream, it would be close to the sauce she described.
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Old 09-14-2007, 08:44 AM   #5
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You're right...it was a vodka sauce. I began gathering recipes and ingredients to make some last night. It turned out great. . but I cheated. I was getting stuff together & found Bertollini's Vodka sauce. I did some shrimp, scallops, mussels, etc on a bed of pasta. Yummy!
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Old 09-14-2007, 09:17 AM   #6
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Bertollini (or is it Bertolli? - I'm having a brain shortout) jarred sauces are excellent!! I always keep a few jars of different sauces in the pantry. There are many good brands out there these days (Barilla, Classico) - I just check the ingredient list first to be sure I'm not buying something with corn syrup, sugar, or other unneccesary additives.
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