I can’t believe it is over a year ago that Nick and I were in Positano, climbing up endless hillsides and steps, swimming in the sea and eating the most outrageously delicious seafood and pasta – sometimes both together. I feel confident that neither of my darling sons will read this, so will share a little secret with you. If I could do anything in the world for my 50th birthday (2 1/2 years and counting) it would be to take them and their partners for a holiday to this magical spot. I loved all of Italy – the art and history of Rome, the beauty of Tuscany and Umbria, the magic of Venice, the tangled maze of Florence – and always, everywhere the food – but my favourite spot of all was the Amalfi coast. Tanned, laughing young men scooting past on vespas, sunshine, sea air, lemons and vegetable gardens, bobbing boats and fishermen. Heaven. I would like to share a little of that experience with you through food here – this Scoglio pasta tastes of the sea with clams, mussels, prawns and squid, a little heat from the chilli, acidity from the wine, richness from the tomato and grunt from the garlic. Eat in the company of good friends with wine, abandon and plenty of fresh bread to mop up the juices! This is a recipe I originally prepared for the beautiful Dish magazine for their special Italian issue 🙂
1 tablespoon tomato paste
That looks amazing! I'm glad the list of ingredients isn't long either!
Yay – are you going to give it a try? 🙂
I'm in love with your entire blog!
Can't wait to try out these recipes 🙂