Seafood Linguine with Spinach + Tomatoes in a White Wine Sauce
Muy Delicioso! We used the Trader Joe’s frozen seafood blend of calamari, bay scallops and shrimp to put together this pasta classic. I thought this version was just as good as similar dishes I’ve had in restaurants!
For two people:
- 4 oz whole wheat linguine, cooked
- 1/2 a bag of frozen seafood (~8 oz), thawed
- 1 bunch of spinach, washed and trimmed
- 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp buttery spread, such as Smart Balance
- 1/4 cup dry white wine (or chicken broth if you’re opposed to wine)
- 1 garlic clove, pressed
- Red pepper flakes, chopped fresh parsley and asiago cheese to taste
Cook pasta on the side. Heat oil and butter in a wok or large skillet until melted and hot. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add seafood and cook for 4-5 minutes until shrimp are bright pink. Add wine. Bring back to high heat. Add spinach. Toss into sauce until well coated and wilting begins. Add tomatoes. Cook until warmed through. Add cooked pasta, red pepper flakes and parsley. Toss to mix. Plate and sprinkle with cheese. Makes 2 servings, ~450 kcal each.
Seafood in oil/butter:
Right before adding pasta:
I Couldn’t Resist
I got home around 3:30 and had pumpkin mixed with 1/2 a cup of plain yogurt and some graham sticks. When I put the sticks around, it looked too much like hair to not draw a face Those are chocolate chips from my trail mix and a cashew!
And in the spirit of using up old tea, the husband made some iced raspberry tea today. It’s delicious! It’s made with splenda, so I have to try not to chug too many glasses since I’m trying to be mindful of my consumption.
I’m off to continue my week of Epsom Salt baths. I started to feel a lot of pressure on my schedule recently. Obviously, I spend a ton of time on the blog, and school is getting crazy with all these tests. A bath takes 15 minutes out of my day and afterward I feel like 15,000 tons are lifted off of my shoulders. I use baths as a form of meditation – floating there in the warmth with my eyes closed. Plus, it’s a great way to unwind before bed. I always feel so much more relaxed and cozy when I climb in. And I spent over a year writing to magazines about the benefits of Epsom Salt (that’s my former client’s site!) so I should practice what I preached and take an Epsom Salt bath a few times a week!