Thursday, June 07, 2012
Quick and Easy Seafood Pasta Bake
Lauraine Jacobs invited me to the NZ Guild of Food Writers May Day Market in Parnell It was an interesting experience, lots of yummy food and wine tasting, plus suppliers were showing off their new products.
Greig Buckley, had a stall promoting his business, Kai Artisan Foods
Go and check out the website here
We got a Goodie Bag and amongst the Goodies were
Sealord Frozen Hoki Filets And a bottle of Heinz Seriously Good Alfredo Sauce.
I don't normally promote products, but I think these two are worth keeping in your freezer and pantry for one of those days, when you just don't want to have to go out, and buy ingredients.
Hoki is what you would call a cheap and cheerful fish.
Not something I would pan fry and serve with lemon,
Nevertheless it’s good for Fish Pie, Fish Cakes and I turned it into this Pasta Bake.
To boost it, I used some prawns from the freezer.
I don’t normally use sauces in a jar.
But this Alfredo was good, not excellent, but a very good standby for the pantry.
The Frozen Hoki, once again handy for a quick meal.
If you don't live in NZ I'm sure you will have replacements
We loved this Pasta Bake, it was really tasty and so simple
I always enjoy the crispy cheesy topping.
Excellent pairing with the fish and pasta, nice crisp white wine on the side
This will feed 3 people, 4 for lunch with a salad and some bread
Pre-heat oven to 180C
You will need
2 cups penne, cooked to manufacturers instructions
Drain and toss in a little oil to stop sticking
2 filets Sealord Frozen Hoki just thawed and cut into 2.5cm (1 inch) pieces
20 frozen prawns, thawed 3 tablespoons
Extra virgin olive oil
Zest lemon and juice of 1 lemon
Sea Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 jar Seriously Good Heinz Alfredo Pasta Sauce
You may need more it should be fairly moist and saucy
Whatever suits you
1/2 cup Tasty Cheese grated
1/2 cup Fresh breadcrumbs
3 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Marinate the fish and prawns in Olive oil, lemon zest, salt and freshly ground black pepper
Meanwhile cook the pasta
Now to assemble,
See, so so simple
Toss the marinated prawns and fish in lemon juice
Then add the pasta and the Pasta Sauce
Pop into a greased gratin dish or something similar
Mix the cheese, breadcrumbs, oil and sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Sprinkle over the fish
Bake 180 30 –35 minutes, till topping golden and the sauce is bubbling
Actually a sprinkling of fresh parsley over the top would make it really pretty.
Next time perhaps