​Seafood Pasta

​Seafood Pasta

4-6 servings

½ cup butter

½ cup olive oil

3 tablespoons minced garlic

1 ¼ cups chopped fresh parsley

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 pinch crushed red pepper

salt and pepper to taste

1 (16 ounce) package bow tie pasta

2 (10 ounce) containers shucked small oysters, drained

¼ cup butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 ¼ pounds peeled and deveined small shrimp

1 pound fresh lump crabmeat

salt and pepper to taste

¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

Melt 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup olive oil together in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Stir in the 1 1/4 cups of parsley, and cook for 1 minute more. Season with lemon juice, crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper; set aside. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Meanwhile, bring a few cups of water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Stir in the oysters and turn off the heat. Allow the oysters to stand for 3 minutes, then drain and set aside. Melt 1/4 cup butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil together in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the shrimp, and cook until they turn pink and begin to firm. Add the crab meat and drained oysters; continue cooking until the shrimp have turned opaque in the center, and the crab is hot. Toss the seafood with the drained pasta, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour in the sauce, and toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup of chopped parsley before serving.