So, I find a special offer on seafood at the supermarket and I immediately think: isn’t this a lazy pasta opportunity?

Yesterday I found this Italian seafood package containing just octopus and green olives, which was actually more than enough…

Laziness Factor: 1

[where 0 is breaking an egg and 4 is growing fruit in the Sahara]

Ingredients for 4 servings:

– 500g spaghetti

– 200g of packaged seafood (octopus and/or squid, could contain green olives)

– 100g canned sliced tomatoes

– 1 onion

– 1 garlic clove or powder

– some rosemary

– some cayenne pepper

– juice of half a lemon

– salt, olive oil

 

1.

Start boiling the spaghetti in salted water according to the cooking instructions.

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2.

Chop the onion and put it in a pan with heated olive oil. Add the garlic too.

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3.

Add the rosemary.

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4.

This Italian antipasti was a great solution…

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5.

Add the seafood and the lemon juice.

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6.

Season with some cayenne pepper.

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7.

Add the tomatoes 3-4 minutes before the spaghetti is done.

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8.

Drain the spaghetti and put the into the pan.

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9.

Stir and serve.

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10.

Cheese is optional as a serving suggestion. Bon appetit!

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