Grilled Seafood Pasta Fra Diavolo

ingredients

4 to 6 servings
 
Chili Oil
½ cup olive oilolive oil½
1 tablespoon red chili flakesred chili flakes1
Spicy Tomato Sauce
1 pound Campari tomatoes, halvedCampari tomatoes1
1 Anaheim chile pepper, halved and seededAnaheim chili pepper1
¼ teaspoon kosher saltkosher salt¼
Seafood Pasta
2 lobster tailslobster tail(s)2
1 pound linguinilinguini1
8 ounces large shrimp, shelled and deveinedshrimp, large8
Kosher saltkosher salt1
2 shallots, finely choppedshallot(s), large2
1 clove garlic, finely choppedgarlic1
½ cup white winewhite wine½
8 ounces clams, scrubbedclams8
¾ cup freshly grated Parmesanparmesan cheese¾
2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsleyparsley2
1 tablespoon unsalted butterunsalted butter1
Zest of 2 lemonslemon(s)2
Freshly ground black pepperfreshly ground black pepper1

instructions

 
Chili Oil
Combine the oil and crushed red pepper flakes in a heavy small saucepan. Cook over low heat until a thermometer inserted into the oil registers 180 degrees F, about 5 minutes. Strain the oil into a heatproof container.
Spicy Tomato Sauce
Heat a large nonstick grill pan over medium-high heat. Drizzle the tomatoes and chile with 2 teaspoons of the chili oil and sprinkle with the salt. Grill until charred and softened, 4 minutes per side. Transfer the tomatoes to a bowl. Coarsely chop the chile, then add to the bowl with the tomatoes.
Seafood Pasta
Bring a large saucepan filled with salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the lobster tails and cook until the shells turn red and the meat is opaque, 4 minutes. Transfer the tails to a cutting board. Continue to boil the water and add the linguine. Cook until the pasta has begun to soften but is still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, 6 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking water.

While the pasta is cooking, prepare the seafood. Gently cut through the top of the lobster shells using scissors to remove the tail meat, then slice each tail in half lengthwise. Transfer to a large bowl and add the shrimp. Drizzle over 1 1/2 tablespoons of the chili oil and 1 teaspoon salt and toss to coat.

Heat a large nonstick grill pan over medium-high heat. Grill the lobster tails and shrimp until cooked through, 4 minutes per side. Transfer the shrimp to a large bowl. Chop the lobster into 2-inch pieces and combine with the shrimp.

Heat 2 tablespoons of the chili oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the shallots, garlic and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the spicy tomato sauce and white wine and bring to a boil. Add the clams and cook, covered, until they open, 4 to 6 minutes.

Add the pasta and reserved cooking water to the pan along with the Parmesan and toss to coat. Stir in the parsley, butter, lemon zest and salt and black pepper to taste. Add in the shrimp and lobster and drizzle with the remaining chili oil.
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