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Seafood capellini with oregano pesto

epicure 24 July 2013
Cuisine ,
Type of Meal
Vegetarian-friendly No

With its therapeutic qualities, herbaceous character and compatibility with most sauces, it is no wonder why oregano is such an indispensable herb for the home cook.

Serves 1
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes

800ml water
1 tsp salt
40g capellini
2 tbsp olive oil             
1 chilli padi, diced
1/2 tsp garlic, chopped
prawns, to taste    
squid, to taste
clam, to taste
splash of white wine
100ml chicken stock
60ml oregano ‘pesto’ sauce
1/2 tsp chives, finely chopped  

  • Fill a pot with water, add salt and cook the capellini for 10 minutes or till al dente.
  • In a separate pan, heat the oil on medium heat, and fry the chilli padi, garlic, prawns, squid and clams for 1 minute. Add the white wine and chicken stock into the pan and bring to a boil.
  • Drain the capellini and add them into the stock. Add chives and toss the pasta. Serve with oregano ‘pesto’ sauce.

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