This recipe goes fast once started, and can be on the table in 30 minutes. Spaghettini only takes around 5 minutes to cook. The combination of the tomatoes plus the surprising addition of horseradish... gives this dish a special kick. It’s also a great recipe for healthy survivorship. Antioxidant lycopene aside, scallops are a great source of lean protein and shrimp are rich in vitamin B12. for more cancer protection benefits, add cruciferous arugula. for those who are seafood-loving cancer survivor, try this.
In a bowl beat 1 tablespoon olive oil with the lemon juice. Stir in the shrimp and scallops until coated. Set aside in a cool place to marinate for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Preheat a cast iron grill or frying pan.
Place 2 teaspoons olive oil in another bowl. Add the shredded leeks. Toss to coat. Pile onto the hot grill pan in a thick layer. Sprinkle with salt. Grill turning from time to time until they have started to brown at the edges.
Meanwhile, heat the remaining olive oil in a wok or sauté pan over a medium high flame. Add the garlic and chili pepper if using and cook until the garlic is golden about 1 minute. Add the diced tomatoes. Turn the heat down to medium. Cook until the tomatoes start to look saucy, about 5 minutes. Stir in the horseradish. If the sauce looks dry, stir in 1/4 cup of hot pasta water.
Meanwhile check the leeks. If they are browned, push to one side of the griddle. Add the pasta to the boiling water and set the timer to 1 minute less than packet instructions. Drain reserving 1 cup cooking water.
Remove the shrimp and scallops from the marinade. Stir any liquid into the tomatoes. Add the shrimp and scallops to the hot grill pan in a single layer. Sear for 1-2 minutes and turn. Cook until the shrimp are just pink and the scallops opaque, another 1-2 minutes.
While the shrimp and scallops are cooking, toss the pasta with the tomato sauce in the wok still over a medium high flame. Add 1/2 c of reserved water if it looks dry. Add the arugula and the leeks. Toss until the arugula has wilted, about a minute. Add the shrimp and scallops. Toss to mix. Serve immediately
For this recipe, use cast iron grill pan or other heavy non-stick pan instead. When using a pan, transfer the leeks onto a plate to allow the seafood to sear perfectly.