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Shellfish & Peas Tagliatelle #Foodie Friday

Seafood: Langostino & Peas Tagliatelle
Seafood: Langoustine & Peas Tagliatelle

I just want to put peas into every dish in the Spring. What is it about peas and Springtime? This is a fresh, light and simple seafood dish that can be made quickly any weekend night. 

It is really important to try and get more fish into your diet and shellfish is very accessible because you can buy it frozen and not have to worry about the mealiness you can have from other frozen fish when it is thawed out.

I know a lot of you don't live by the ocean which is another reason why shellfish is great. It can be found in every supermarket's freezer section. 

For this dish I used Trader Joe's frozen langoustine which tastes a lot like lobster but it is less expensive. You can use: clams, scallops, crab... any type of shellfish works with this sauce.

So Mangia,

Shellfish & Peas Tagliatelle

by Diane Balch

preparation: 15 minutes  total time: 30 minutes        Serves: 4 - 6


1 pound of Tagliatelle pasta or linguine
1 tablespoon of lemon zest
4 tablespoons of butter
1 cup of dry white wine
2 clove of garlic minced
1 pound of frozen peas
12 ounces of seafood: langoustine, clams, scallops, or squid...etc.
garnish: Grated parmesan cheese


1) Bring a large sauce pan of heavily salted water to a boil.

2) While water is coming to a boil melt butter in a large skillet.

3) SautĂ© garlic in the butter until it is soft not brown. When garlic begins to soften add wine and bring to a boil. Reduce for about 1 to 2 minutes. 

4) Add the frozen seafood and peas, lower heat to medium low. Cook until seafood is opaque. Be careful not to over cook seafood it will get chewy.

5) When pasta is done add it to the seafood mixture and top it with lemon zest and salt and pepper. Garnish individually with parmesan cheese. 

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  1. I am a sucker for thick pasta with peas - your looks delish! I've never tried langoustine (that I know of), but if it tastes like lobster, I'm game. Thanks for hosting, Diane. Have a great weekend!!

    1. I hope you can find langoustine... it is very common in Europe but I don't see it much in the States.

  2. Hi Diane,
    What a great looking dish, we will really enjoy this. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for hosting.
    Miz Helen

    1. Thanks Miz Helen,
      Loved your cake from last week.

  3. Thank you Diane for another party
    I wish you a wonderful weekend :)

  4. I love langoustine - they are such a tender and sweet version of lobster! Your seafood tagliatelle looks wonderful. This week I've shared Carrot Puffs, a guest post on my site from Kristen of Frugal Antics. They are perfect as a side dish, appetizer or canapé. Thank you for hosting :)

    1. Great another langoustine fan. Carrot puffs sounds interesting, definitely new to me. Thanks for sharing them.

  5. Hi Diane, thank you for including my herbed pork and panzanella salad in your round-up. Love your seafood langoustine. We eat a lot of seafood at our house. Hope you have a lovely weekend and thanks for hosting each week.

    1. You are very welcome. Great seasoning in your pork tenderloin. Always a pleasure to have your recipes here.

  6. Is it wrong to want this gorgeous pasta for breakfast???

    1. Not if you are in Asia? Here we would find it a little odd. I'm always up for seafood.

  7. Thanks for hosting the party, Diane! Have a wonderful weekend.

    1. You are welcome Julie thanks for coming by.

  8. Thanks so much for hosting Diane! Hope you have a great weekend!

  9. thanks for hosting the party! have a great weekend!

  10. Thank you so much for featuring my recipe! And your dish looks delicious as well - I have a bag of peas in the back of the freezer, just waiting for a dish like this!

    -- Laura @ Frugal Follies

    1. That's what I love about this recipe both the peas and the shellfish can be sitting in your freezer and you can pull this together anytime.

  11. Your pasta looks fabulous Miss Diane! Yummm :) Thank you so much for hosting another great party! Have a fabulous weekend. Krista @ A Handful of Everything

  12. I love peas and love them even more in pasta! Great recipe Diane. Thanks for hosting another great party, so glad I found ya! :)

    Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

    1. They are great in pasta. One of my favorite's is peas and bacon bits in a butter sauce... yum.

  13. Seafood pasta is a winner! I've never had langoustine...seems like it might be similar to crawfish? Will have to look into that.
    Thank you for hosting, Dianne!

  14. Hi Diane, Another great link party. Thanks for hosting!
    My best,

    1. Good to see you Nancy.. I hope you brought something lower in calories than my butter drenched pasta? I always appreciate your recipes.

  15. Thank you for the party always fun andi thewednesdaybaker

  16. Simple yet flavorful pasta! Thanks for the party...

  17. I love this, Diane - so fresh & "Springy!"

  18. Diane,
    Thanks for hosting the linky party. I hope you like my NY Cheesecake.

    1. I can't image why I wouldn't.. NY style is my favorite.

  19. Hi Diane,
    Thank you so much for featuring my Candied Lemon Thyme Bread, I am honored. I am a little late but have been traveling and just now got a connection. Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for the feature!
    Miz Helen

    1. You are very welcome. I hope you had a wonderful time.

  20. Wishing you a peaceful Memorial Day Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen


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