My hockey-playing boys are serious carb-aholics, so I wanted to make a healthy seafood dish using fibre-rich pasta. Shopping in the frozen seafood section, looking for the MSC label, I found tons of options that you cook from frozen or add to your favourite recipes. I made a simple marinara sauce with scallops and frozen cooked cocktail shrimps, both with the sustainable seafood label.
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 tsp minced garlic or 1 clove
1 can crushed tomatoes (I like the Italian seasoned ones)
frozen cooked cocktail shrimps (Look for the MSC label!)
frozen scallops in marinara (Look for the MSC label...plain scallops would also work!)
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 - 1 tsp of each parsley, oregano, basil (based on your taste preference)
pasta of your choice (I love the high fibre or higher protein version)
Heat the oil, garlic and onion in a large skillet.
Add in the defrosted cooked shrimps and the frozen scallops (mine were already in a light marinara sauce).
When shrimps and scallops have been heated and cooked to tenderness, add in the can of crushed tomatoes and Italian spices and mix together.
Simmer on the stove while you cook the pasta.
Cook the pasta al dente (we love spaghetti or fettuccine).
Toss the pasta in with the marinara mixture.
Serve and top with parmesan cheese and a side salad.
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