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Recipes Dinner

Make The Perfect Girls Night In Seafood Bake

Ingredients
  • Smoked salmon
  • Crab meat
  • Garlic
  • Parsley
  • Cream
  • Fresh pasta
  • 2 Lemons
  • Prawns

Instructions

Step 1

So you don't have to have all three seafood ingredients, but they do make it extra tasty so try not to be tight and go big!

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Step 2

Peel the garlic.

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Step 3

Chop chop chop it into tiny pieces.

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Step 4

Grab the lemons and zest them. Only have the yellow part as the white bits are bitter and taste awful.

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Step 5

Chop the lemons in half. Not really rocket science that part is it?

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Step 6

Chop the smoked salmon up. Doesn't have to be in perfect pieces.

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Step 7

Heat a pot of water for the pasta and a big frying pan for the sauce; pour in some good olive oil.

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Step 8

Start with the garlic and the lemon zest. Nice, slow controlled heat.

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Step 9

After a couple of minutes of cooking the lemon and garlic it will start smelling delicious. Throw in the prawns.

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Step 10

Once the prawns start going a little pink, pop the crab meat in.

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Step 11

Cook it nice and slowly for around 30 seconds.

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Step 12

Add the smoked salmon.

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Step 13

Stir it all around, but make sure it's still a nice low heat. It doesn't need to be too hot.

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Step 14

Grate a whole load of parmesan. Don't be shy; this is the good stuff.

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Step 15

Pick the parsley leaves away from the stalks.

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Step 16

Add all of the cream into the seafood mix.

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Step 17

Chop the parsley.

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Step 18

When the cream starts to come to the boil, add the cheese and the parsley.

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Step 19

Season the mix with a load of pepper and a little salt.

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Step 20

Simmer it gently and pour in the juice of the two lemons.

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Step 21

Take the sauce off the heat and quickly cook the pasta.

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Step 22

When the pasta is cooked, add it to the sauce.

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Step 23

Mix the whole thing up so the cream covers the sauce completely.

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Step 24

Chef tip alert...taste the dish now!!! Does it need more salt? Little more lemon? Do whatever makes it better. Pop it into an ovenproof dish.

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Step 25

Grate a whole load more cheese over the top of it. This gives it crunchiness, and the more of that the better!

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Step 26

It should look like this. All you need to do is throw it into the oven at 180C for 15 minutes to get it crispy.

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Sprinkle a little parsley over the top and bring it to the table. Then wait for the 'oohs!' and 'aahs' from your guests!

Written By

Niall Harbison

Niall founded our sister site Lovin' Dublin with a few simple aims: discover new places to eat in Dublin and share simple recipes cooked up in his kitchen.

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