Sumptuous seafood pasta recipes

If you love the ‘fruits of the sea’ (frutti di mare), then this easy selection of seafood pasta recipes is one I think you’ll want to click time and time again.

Whether you’re new to fish and seafood dishes or a confirmed clam muncher, you'll find a seafood pasta recipe for you – each with its own shopping list and explained in clear steps.

(Got your own scrumptious seafood pasta recipe? Share it here!)

spaghetti alle vongole Spaghetti con le vongole (spaghetti with cockels/clams)

Introducing an Italian seafood classic - spaghetti with 'vongole' (cockels, i.e. small clams). This salty fresh wonder is one of those dishes that quickly renders Italian eaters completely silent - except for the clink of forks on plates.

tuna_pasta_recipe Fresh n’ healthy tuna pasta recipe

Perfect for hesitant fish eaters, this absolutely simple tuna, tomato and herb dish tastes super-fresh and is therefore perfect for summer lunches. Not only that, but it's quick to make too - just half an hour and you're done!

seafood_pasta ‘Your choice’ seafood pasta

The beautiful Italian name of this flexible feast is ‘pasta ai frutti di mare’ – or ‘pasta with the fruits of the sea’. It’s also arguably the most flexible recipe you’re likely to find in this section, as you can throw in whatever mixed seafood you find at the store. Delicious.

anchovy_recipe_close-up ‘Tale of two fishes' spaghetti, tuna and anchovy recipe

This quick and easy guide serves up a dish of seriously healthy pasta pleasure, because you get not just one brain-friendly fishy ‘hit’ but two. And it takes just 20 minutes... sweet!

shrimp and pasta recipe prawn pasta recipe Shrimp and pasta recipe

Shrimps? Prawns? What you call them depends on where you live, but whatever their names, the medium-sized crustaceans used here make for a deliciously oily pasta dish, featuring molten zucchini and optional chili.

bigoli in salsa simple italian spaghetti recipe 'Bigoli in salsa’ - Italian spaghetti recipe

Hailing from Venice, 'bigoli in salsa' is arguably the least fishy seafood dish around (in that it just contains a handful of 'soon-gone' anchovies, largely for their salt content). It is delicious though... all that molten onion turned sweet makes for a lip-smacking spaghetti dish.

pasta octopus recipe Octonoodle: Lucian spaghetti and octopus recipe

This delicious octopus dish is strong on olivey taste and not one for the squeamish chef (as its preparation is pretty up close and personal). If you love your squid-like frutti di mare plates though, you must try this Neapolitan beauty.

salmon_pasta Reader Recipe: Heidi's salmon pasta

This fish pasta dish takes crunchy leek and onion and twins them with strips of fresh salmon, herbs and curry spices. Chop, fry, boil, and enjoy.

Eight mouth-watering Italian treats to start you off then. I’ll add more seafood recipes here in coming weeks and months, including more shrimp dishes, scallop meals, seabass, squid and more.

Extra recommendation: If you’re a fan of grilled fish (and who isn’t?), I reckon you’ll love this delicious grilled halibut pasta recipe by my friend Bill at Even better, why not make this dish using fresh pasta? Watch my video guide here. Utterly scrumptious!

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