Yes, this has noodles in it, and I am always big on suppers of meat and veggies without the big carb sources like bread, pasta, and rice. But if you are gonna have a cheat meal, this is an easy, fast, and ridiculously tasty way to do it. Takes 10 minutes, plus the time needed to boil the water for the pasta.
Use good high quality whole wheat pasta. I get the stuff they sell at Costco. Of course it is sold in bulk, but, breaks down to about $1 per 16 oz portion. Get about 2.5 to 3lbs of seafood, I like to use shrimp, calamari, mussels, and scallops. I have tried other things like various kinds of fish, but this combination makes the most tasty finished product. I spend about $15 bucks for the 2.5 lbs that I normally use for this dish, I get about equal proportions of all 4 types, but your taste might vary. You must also have some marinara sauce, not spaghetti sauce, but marinara. I like the sweeter stuff for this dish, I get mine from the refrigerated section of Costco but you might want to try some different things to see what you like. Mine costs about $5 dollars for two little tubs of it, I use both tubs. You also need to have some olive oil and butter on hand.
Boil some water and add 16 oz of noodles. Mine take about 9-10 minutes to finish, and you will be finishing most everything else within that 10 minutes.
Add a little olive oil to a stir fry pan like the one in the picture. I dont measure but I would guess about 3-4 tablespoons. Dump all the seafood in the pan, and set the stove on or near high. Stir frequently, constantly even. If your stove is anything like mine, it will take about 5-6 minutes to thaw everything. At this point, quickly drain all the liquid out of the pan by whatever method you prefer, then add about 2-3 tablespoons of butter and continue cooking for about 3-4 more minutes. It is important to drain before you add the butter, or the final product will have a sauce that is too thin, and will taste maybe just a little TOO fishy. At this point the noodles will be done, drain them, put them in a serving dish, and add a couple of tablespoons of butter to keep them from sticking together. Now add the marinara to the seafood, and continue to cook till it starts boiling, 1-2 minutes usually.
And then you are done. Take the dish with the seafood and marinara and stick it on the table, do the same with the dish containing noodles. Then eat it.
This serves 4 normal humans, or 2 weightlifters. Or, it would serve Brian DeGennaro.
The total cost for one magical batch of this stuff is about $21 dollars. I doubt you could get one normal human serving at a good restaurant for that price. Plus, this recipe actually tastes better to me than most similar things I have eaten in restaurants.