SOURCE: Bella Sera

May 16, 2011 05:00 ET

Easy Summer Entertaining With an Italian Twist and Bella Sera

MISSION, KS--(Marketwire - May 16, 2011) - Bring family and friends together for a beautiful evening Italian-style with the following easy-to-share seafood favorite and a delicious Italian wine pairing. Visit www.bellaserawine.com for more recipes.

Spaghetti with Pinot Grigio and Seafood
"Bella Sera® Pinot Grigio is light-bodied, refreshing and has a hint of citrus -- it's the perfect complement to lighter recipes on a warm summer day." - Celebrity Chef Giada De Laurentiis

Yields: 4 to 6 servings

1pound spaghetti
1/4cup olive oil
3shallots, chopped
3garlic cloves, minced
3/4cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
1 1/2cups Bella Sera Pinot Grigio
1pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2pounds littleneck clams, scrummed
1teaspoon salt
1teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2cups arugula, tough stems removed

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain.

Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic and cook for 3 minutes, until tender but not brown. Add sun-dried tomatoes and cook for another minute. Add wine, shrimp and clams, and bring liquid to a boil. Reduce heat, cover pan, and simmer until shrimp are pink and clams have opened, about 7 minutes. Discard any clams that have not opened.

Add spaghetti to skillet with seafood mixture. Add salt and pepper and stir to combine, then gently fold in arugula. Mound pasta on a serving platter and serve immediately.

Reprinted from "Everyday Pasta" by Giada De Laurentiis. Copyright © 2007. Published by Clarkson Potter/Random House, Inc.

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