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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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

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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

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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 

Seafood Pastas

These hearty recipes include angel hair pasta with squid, mussels, and zucchini and seafood capellini with saffron.

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Linguine with Scallops, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts

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