Spaghetti With Spiced Oyster Sauce Recipe - Genesis HealthCare System - Zanesville, Ohio

Spaghetti With Spiced Oyster Sauce Recipe

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Oysters are high in protein, low in fat, and have high levels of selenium, a mineral which may reduce your risk of heart disease.


Makes 2 servings

4 ounces’ whole wheat spaghetti
2 tablespoons pine nuts
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large shallot, chopped
1 celery stalk, trimmed and chopped
5 giant pimiento-stuffed olives, cut crosswise into 2 or 3 slices
2 anchovies, well-drained and chopped
1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
¼ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 (3.7 to 4 ounce) can smoked oysters, well drained
Grated rind of 1 lemon
Crushed red pepper flakes and salt to taste


Bring a large pot of salted water to a full boil. Add spaghetti and cook until tender. about 10 minutes. While spaghetti is cooking, spread pine nuts in large dry skillet and toast over medium-high heat until light golden brown, shaking skillet frequently.

Immediately remove pine nuts and set aside. Heat oil in skillet. Add shallot and celery and cook over medium-high heat for 3 to five minutes or until shallot is tender. Stir in olives and anchovies. Mash anchovies to a paste. Stir in tomatoes, paprika, red pepper flakes and pepper. Cook for one minute over medium heat or until tomatoes are pulpy.

Drain spaghetti well, reserving 2 tablespoons pasta cooking water. Stir spaghetti and water into tomato mixture. Cook over high heat for one minute to evaporate excess liquid. Stir in pine nuts, oysters and lemon rind. Toss gently but well. Season with salt to taste.

Nutritional information

Per serving

Calories 465
Fat 16 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Sodium 660 mg (without added salt)
Carbohydrates 55 g
Fiber 10.5 g
Protein 21 g

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Genesis is an integrated healthcare delivery system based in Southeastern Ohio. The system includes Genesis Hospital, a not-for-profit hospital in Zanesville; centers of excellence including Respiratory, Women’s & Children’s, Emergency & Trauma, Cancer Services; Neurosciences & Orthopedics; Center of Surgical Excellence; the Heart and Vascular Institute, an extensive network of more than 300 physicians; and multiple outpatient care centers throughout the region. Affiliates of Genesis include Northside Pharmacies, Northside Oxygen & Medical Equipment Company, Genesis Community Ambulance Service, Genesis Children’s Center and more. Better Begins Here.

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