Seafood Pesto Zucchini Linguine

Right now our house is full of dust and flies. We’re getting all our windows replaced, because the wood they were made with was rotting on the inside. We didn’t even really know they were rotting. Actually, it all started quite a while ago, in the winter months. It’s a funny story, too. It was the WINDIEST day of the year (I actually checked the weather because I was curious, I remember specifically it was 91 km winds!). And it didn’t help that we’re across the street from the shore, where it’s even windier. Add that with a rotting window, and you get a giant hole in the wall. Quite literally. I heard this squeeky suction sound. Brett and I look over at our window and it had been sucked open. It was normal of our windows to sometimes open on their own, not too big of a deal. Just as brett goes to spin the knob to close it, an even louder sound erupts, almost seeming like a black hole just appeared in our wall and there’s wind and snow suddenly blowing all over our bedroom. There’s a hole in our wall where our window used to be – and there was our window, flat on the ground below. (Note that our windows are as tall as me). Also, it was midnight.

My brother heard the whole thing from down in his basement apartment and came running up. We all stood there dumbfounded for a little while until I came up with the idea of wrapping garbage bags around the window screen and nailing the screen back in. We brought the window inside but just needed a temporary fix until we could later put the window back somehow. It worked, but we had to listen to the sound of wind pounding on plastic garbage bags all night. Very violent wind. I was surprised it didn’t rip or come apart, but we had lots of bags and tape wrapped around it. Either way, it was better than wind and snow coming directly into our room.

That’s the day we realized how rotten the inside of the wood was of our windows and window frames. So fast forward to now – here we are getting them replaced, finally! Nice, new, clean, white window frames. But when you replace a window, you first take off the original window, and that’s where the dust and flies come in. I haven’t been able to spend as much time in the kitchen as I usually do because the handymen are walking in and out of the kitchen, hammering things and moving things, and dust is everywhere etc. But before they came, my mom and I had a chance on sunday to make this delicious seafood zucchini linguine! We’re both eating carb-free/low-carb currently, and are huge lovers of seafood, so this was a completely satisfying meal.

Seafood Pesto Zucchini Linguine

  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 15m
  • Total Time: 30m
  • Serves: 2


  • 450 g (1 lbs) mussels // in shell
  • 150 g scallops // fresh or frozen
  • 150 g raw shrimp // shelled
  • 300 g spiralized zucchini
  • 1 c shredded carrot
  • 1/4 c chopped green onion
  • 1/4 c basil pesto
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Few fresh basil leaves for garnishing


  1. Steam and shell your mussels. Set aside with a bit of the juices.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  3. Add your scallops and shrimp and sauté until cooked through.
  4. Add your mussels and juice, zucchini and pesto and stir until combined and heated. Remove from heat.
  5. Add your carrots and most of your green onion and stir.
  6. Transfer to a serving dish.
  7. Garnish with remaining green onion and fresh basil leaves. Enjoy!

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