The dish is called Pescatore, or The Fisherman, and it's dotted with prawns, mussels, scallops and calamari. Angelo Pietro serves it with a tomato or cream sauce, customer's choice.
Gloria Mohiden loves and asked for the recipe. "I would also like to know whether they make their own spaghetti and if they do not, what brand do they use?"
Earl "Bo" Guillermo says the pasta is made specially for the restaurant, but within the next few months will be sold under the name Pietro's Pasta.
Until then, use Barilla brand, he suggests.
The Pescatore recipe was developed by the restaurant's Japanese parent company, and is one of its top seafood dishes. The sauce is rich with butter and cream, yet has a delicate, light flavor.
The Angelo Pietro chain comprises 87 restaurants in Japan, Korea and Oahu -- one on Kapiolani Boulevard, the other on Kapahulu Avenue. Mainland locations are under consideration in San Diego, Orange County and/or Las Vegas.
For those who want to try the real deal, it's $12.95 at the restaurant; call 941-0555.
By Dennis Oda, Star-Bulletin
The completed Pescatore. The dish
also is offered with a tomato sauce.
Angelo Pietro Pescatore2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and clarifiedPlace melted butter and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
Pinch (1/16 teaspoon) salt
3 green mussels on half shell
4 large scallops
3 large tiger prawns, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup calamari (squid) rings
3-5 broccoli crowns, blanched
3 tablespoons Rhine wine
1/4 cup whipping cream
1-1/2 tablespoons butter
120 g dry spaghetti, prepared al dente (see note)
Poach mussels and scallops in wine over medium-low heat. When half-done, add shrimp, squid and broccoli. Saute until wine is reduced to about one-quarter. Add cream and adjust flavoring with additional salt and garlic puree, if desired. Mix remaining butter in well and remove from heat.
Strain pasta well and add to bowl with butter. Toss until well-coated. Remove pasta to a plate and top with sauce. Garnish with minced Italian parsley. Serves 1.
Note: Preferred spaghetti is Barilla No. 5 or No. 7, available at Safeway. Begin boiling water for the pasta just before adding cream to the sauce; this way your spaghetti will be ready at the same time as the sauce.
Approximate nutritional analysis: 1,350 calories,
68 g total fat, 39 g saturated fat, 500 mg cholesterol, 990 mg sodium.*
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