One of my favorite dishes to cook is pasta. This is Seafood Pasta in Malunggay (horseraddish) Pesto which I served to my family for lunch upon their arrival and they love it! It's very easy and quick to cook. I have steamed the seashells a day earlier so I didn't have to do too many things at once. You can also make the pesto in advance to cut down preparation time.
You can mix in all kinds of seafood for this particular pasta dish. I used clams, mussels, shrimp and squid but you can also include fish, crab meat or other sea shells. After the shells have been steamed, remove the shells and for the mussels, don't forget to take out the feet or roots as well.
1 cup fresh malunggay leaves
1 cup fresh basil
1 cup pine nuts
1 cup olive oil
salt & pepper
In a food processor, mix in all the ingredients.
Add a few glubs of water or balsamic vinegar to make it easier to grind.
500 grams pasta (cooked al dente) 3 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves of garlic
1 medium sized onion
clams & mussels (steamed)
shrimps (removed from the shells and deveined)
squid (sliced into rings) Malunggay Pesto
How to Cook:
In a hot pan, pour olive oil and sautee garlic and onions. Add shrimps and squid and let them cook for about a minute. The shrimp and squid will turn pink as they cook. Add the steamed clams and mussels, and the malunggay pesto. Toss in the pasta. I used spaghetti pasta but fettuccine would be perfect too! You can substitute the horseraddish pesto with traditional basil pesto. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese on top and drizzle with olive oil .