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 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. Taribó loves to serve this at dinner parties at her California winery, Camins 2 Dreams.
Auntie Monica’s Seafood Mac and Cheese
Rating: Unrated 2
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 1
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 
Spaghetti with Shrimp, Lemon, Mint and Pecorino
Rating: Unrated 1
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.
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 1906
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