Seafood Pastas

Seafood Capellini with Saffron
Photo: © Tina Rupp

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

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Black-and-White Pici Pasta with Squid and Shellfish

Black-and-White Pici Pasta with Squid and Shellfish

F&W Best New Chef Eli Kulp prepares this dramatic seafood pasta dish with freshly made, toothsome black-and-white noodles, which he tosses with a big, briny seafood sauce and finishes with spicy pickled cherry peppers.

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Spaghetti with Mussels, Clams and Shrimp

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A citrusy, sharp dry white would offer a welcome contrast to the briny mussels and clams. Look for an Italian Pinot Grigio.

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Fettuccine with Spicy Shellfish

Fettuccine with Spicy Shellfish

Emeril Lagasse's hearty pasta is packed with fresh shellfish and spicy chorizo.

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Spaghettini with Shrimp, Tomatoes and Chile Crumbs

Shrimp with Fresh Citrus Sauce

Dan Kluger adds crunch to this delicious shrimp and summer tomato pasta with crisp lemon-chile crumbs.

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Linguine with Clams, Bacon, and Tomato

Linguine with Clams, Bacon, and Tomato

Clams and bacon form a delectable union enhanced by wine-flavored tomato sauce. We recommend chopped clams, which are sold in refrigerated containers in many fish shops and at supermarkets, but you can also use good-quality canned clams.

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Spicy Tonnarelli with Clams

Spicy Tonnarelli with Clams. Photo © John Kernick
© John Kernick

Pair with a crisp Verdicchio.

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Sea Urchin Linguine

Sea Urchin Linguine
© Anna Williams

For pairings, Muscadet from France's western Loire Valley is crisp and subtly salty, exquisite with rich, briny sea urchin.

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Angel Hair Pasta with Squid, Mussels and Zucchini

Angel Hair Pasta with Squid, Mussels and Zucchini
© Stephanie Foley

For pairings, try a lively, floral northern Italian white: 2008 Livio Felluga Friulano.

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Spaghetti with Anchovy Carbonara

Spaghetti with Anchovy Carbonara
© TINA RUPP

Chef Chris Cosentino uses tuna heart in his version, but this spaghetti carbonara is tasty and easy to prepare with anchovies.

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Lobster Capellini with Leek-Tarragon Cream Sauce

Lobster Capellini with Leek-Tarragon Cream Sauce

A lobsterman in Maine supplies the Angles with the very best shellfish, right off his boat. This recipe was created to use those terrific lobsters, as well as some of the butter from the dairy on the family's private island.

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Spaghetti with Clams and Garlic

Spaghetti with Clams and Garlic
© SIMON WATSON

"I look forward to going to Sicily for many reasons," says Frank Castronovo of his biannual trip to southern Italy. "One of them is because I'm amazed at how many times Frank [Falcinelli] can order linguine con vongole." Their exquisite, supersimple version is packed with garlic and a judicious amount of crushed red pepper. If you prefer, shell the clams before tossing them with their juices in the pasta.

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Cavatelli with Mussels, Lillet and Dill

Cavatelli with Mussels, Lillet and Dill. Photo © Quentin Bacon
© Quentin Bacon

The perfect match for this creamy cavatelli-and-mussels dish: Muscadet, a coastal wine that's superb with shellfish.

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Angel-Hair Pasta with Crab and Country Ham

2007 Hugel et Fils Cuvée Les Amours Pinot Blanc

Pinot Blanc, a.k.a. the poor man's Chardonnay, has a bright acidity that's terrific with dishes like this lush pasta from F&W's Marcia Kiesel. Fabulous U.S. bottlings cost less than $25 a bottle.

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Tagliatelle with Mussels and Tarragon

Tagliatelle with Mussels and Tarragon

This simple, strikingly black-and-white seafood pasta gets a double hit of anise flavor from Pernod and fresh tarragon.

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Orzo Risotto with Buttery Shrimp

Orzo Risotto with Buttery Shrimp

When Ryan Poli and his kitchen staff tried finishing orzo risotto-style (stirring the cooked orzo with stock until creamy) they got fantastic results with impressive speed.

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