Tasty Tuesday: The Blue Restaurant and Bar

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The story of The Blue Restaurant and Bar started with a busboy's dream 32 years ago. Today, that busboy, Chris Drago, is the owner. News 12's Carol Silva checked out the Islip restaurant. 

The Blue's Seafood Fra Diavolo with Lobster
Recipe by Executive Steven Paluba

Ingredients:
Marinara Sauce:
Add 5 oz of olive oil in large pot
Dice and sweat 1 large Spanish onion in pot
add 6 oz of minced garlic cook until fragrant
add 1 #10 can of crushed tomato
add 1 #10 can of whole tomato squeezed
Add 2 tablespoons of kosher salt
3 table spoons of granulated sugar
1 table spoon Black pepper

Directions:
Simmer on low heat for 1.5-2 hours
Add 1/2 cup of chiffonade basil
1/4 cup oregano

Fra Diavolo:
Saute in Large pan
1 oz of olive oil
1 table spoon sliced garlic
1/2 table spoon sliced shallots
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper)(less or more depending on spice level)
Saute on high heat until lightly brown

Add 6 little neck clams
Add 3 oz white wine
Cover and steam for 4 minutes

Add 1lb of mussels to pan
Cook for 2 minutes

Add 5 (16-20) shrimp
Add 1/2 lobster
Add 14 oz of marinara and simmer

Add pinch of chiffonade basil
pinch of oregano
1/2 pinch of chopped thyme

Add 8oz of cooked linguine al dente
Small hand of grated pecorino romano cheese and toss

Plating:
Use tongs to take out linguine
Remove shellfish and delicately place seafood around the pasta
Spoon remaining sauce around plate
Garnish with shaved pecorino and basil leaf

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