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Broth-infused tagliatelle

epicure 1 June 2015
Type of Meal
Vegetarian-friendly No

Inspired by the prawn noodle hawkers, the egg pasta is covered under a lid, allowing the rich broth to seep into the pasta for deeper umami and flavour.

Serves 2 Prep time 15 minutes + overnight soak time
Cook time 45 minutes

50g dried scallops
300ml chicken stock
100g egg tagliatelle
100g crabmeat
2 tbsp olive oil
20g garlic, chopped
20g shallots, chopped
20g salted seaweed
salt and pepper, to taste
5g spring onions, finely chopped

  • Rehydrate the scallops in warm water. Leave covered at room temperature overnight. Drain before use.
  • Combine rehydrated scallops and chicken stock in a pot, bring to a boil and let simmer for 20 minutes. Leave scallops to infuse in the pot, straining only when stock is required.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook tagliatelle to half the cooking time stated on the package (the pasta will continue to cook in stock for a richer, fuller flavour). Drain and reserve.
  • Ensure crabmeat is free from shell bits. Warm olive oil in a large sauté pan. Cook garlic and shallots lightly till golden brown. Add crabmeat and salted seaweed. Sauté over medium heat for 1-2 minutes.
  • Strain reserved stock directly into the pan and add reserved pasta. Bring up to a boil and cover. Finish cooking the pasta in stock, covered, until the remaining stated cooking time or until you reach your desired texture.
  • Season with salt and pepper, then garnish with spring onions.

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