Gluten-Free Thai Curry Pasta

I was reading BuzzFeed yesterday and was inspired by this “19 Delicious Spaghetti Dinners” post. We usually do pasta one night a week and I decided to spice it up a bit. I gave Z a bunch of options to choose from and he picked Thai. I used their recipe for “Spaghetti With Red Curry, Green Beans And Peanuts” and added a bunch of my own toppings and some protein.

I had most of the ingredients in the pantry or out in the garden but had to go buy the seafood, curry paste, and green beans.

I headed to America Seafood to pick up some gigantic Gulf Shrimp (from Key West) and some big sea scallops. I usually buy seafood at the grocery store but have been wanting to find a seafood store/distributor. America Seafood is super small and pretty pricey but the owners were nice and the seafood was fresh and delicious!

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The first step was to peel and de-vein the shrimp before boiling them (just under 90 seconds in the same pot I cooked the pasta in).

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Step 2: Remove little rubbery fin-thing on the scallop, rinse, pat dry, and season with salt and pepper.

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Step 3: Gather all ingredients, chop toppings, and snap/trim green beans.

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Step 4: Blanch green beans.

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Step 5: Toast curry paste in vegetable oil for about 30 seconds (be careful of the splatter!). The recipe called for 2 tablespoons, but I used 4 tablespoons!

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Step 6: Add coconut milk and green beans. DSC_0541

Undocumented final steps: cook GF pasta, cook seafood (boiled shrimp, seared scallops), mix pasta in with sauce, assemble the plates, pour the wine, and ENJOY!

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The pasta was topped with fresh jalapenos, tomato (garden), basil (garden), cucumber, lime, and chopped peanuts.

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The pasta had great flavor and a range of textures, the seafood was outstanding (super duper fresh), and the dish was really comforting. Z had two plates! Guess he was happy with his choice!

Side note: So many good things happening in our lives right now (aside from the nail in my foot). More on all those good things (and maybe the nail) coming soon…

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