Seafood Pasta

Clams, mussels and shrimp are just a few of our favorite seafood varieties to add to pasta. One of our go-to recipes by Emeril Lagasse is made with plenty of fresh shellfish and spicy chorizo. He uses littleneck clams, mussels and shrimp seasoned with garlic, shallots, crushed red pepper and basil to create a pasta dish packed with classic Italian flavor. Fresh crabmeat is also delicious in pasta—sauté it in butter with shallots, garlic, tarragon and white wine before tossing it with crispy prosciutto and angel-hair pasta. Find more seafood-pasta ideas in Food & Wine's guide.

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Squid and Shrimp Fideuà with Allioli
In this one-skillet main course inspired by Camins 2 Dreams, winemaker Mireia Taribó's homeland of Catalonia in northeastern Spain, slowly sautéed squid and shrimp nestle into a bed of short, thin noodles. The fideuà noodles soak up the seafood stock and onions as they cook, their flavor intensifying as they crisp on the bottom of the pan. Be careful not to overcook the seafood—especially the squid—during the initial sauté.
Auntie Monica’s Seafood Mac and Cheese
Loaded with fresh shrimp, crab, and lobster and layered with a rich mixture of cheeses, this macaroni and cheese gets an extra boost of spice from liquid shrimp-and-crab boil. The boil seasoning lends its long-cooked flavor to the casserole without overcooking the delicate seafood. This recipe comes from Monica Williams, chef Kia Damon's auntie and former drill instructor for the United States Marine Corps.
Pasta with Scallops, Capers and Grilled Scallions
Rating: Unrated
The wood-fired oven at Philadelphia’s Wm. Mulherin’s Sons creates flavor as well as a cozy atmosphere. In the restaurant’s variation on pasta puttanesca, grilled scallions add smokiness and char. Slideshow: More Scallop Recipes 
Chorizo-Poached Shrimp Pasta
Rating: Unrated
Food & Wine’s Justin Chapple cooks chorizo in oil, then uses that oil to cook shrimp and garlic, infusing this entire dish with excellent smoky flavor. Slideshow: More Pasta Recipes 
Fennel-and-Mussels Alfredo
This rule-breaking pasta from chef Joshua McFadden of Ava Gene’s in Portland, Oregon, will completely change your mind about dairy and seafood. The deeply sweet, creamy flavor of the anise-laced sauce perfectly compliments the brininess of the mussels. Slideshow: More Mussels Recipes 
Spaghetti with Shrimp, Lemon, Mint and Pecorino
Roman chef Angelo Troiani riffs on the classic spaghetti ajo, ojo e peperoncino (garlic, oil and chile), embellishing it with shrimp, lemon, pecorino, almond and mint. It's simple, delicious and crowd-pleasing. Slideshow:  More Spaghetti Recipes 

More Seafood Pasta

Seafood Pastas
These hearty recipes include angel hair pasta with squid, mussels, and zucchini and seafood capellini with saffron.
Linguine with Scallops, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts
Rating: Unrated
Sweet scallops, intense sun-dried tomatoes, and rich, crunchy pine nuts offer a rather incredible blend of textures and flavors. Don't cook the scallops too long or they'll toughen. If you have bay rather than sea scallops, use them whole and sauté them, stirring, for no more than two minutes in all. Fast Weekday Pastas