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Seafood Pasta Recipe

Written on July 15, 2011

Crisp and elegant, Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio is a perfect pairing for seafood dishes and today we are featuring a recipe from Fabio Viviani from Top Chef Season 5. Try out this recipe and comment below for a chance to win a signed cook book from Fabio himself that is filled with Italian food and drink recipes!

2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 cup minced shallots
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 cups chopped tomatoes, peeled and seeded
1 pound fresh mussels, scrubbed
1 pound Manila clams
1 pound rock shrimp, peeled
1 pound fresh calamari
2 cups white cooking wine
1 pound fresh crab
½ cup chopped green onions, green part only
1 pound linguini, cooked
Grated parmesan cheese
¼ cup fresh basil leaves
1 bunch parsley

Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat, add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the shallots and chopped garlic. Season with salt and pepper and sauté for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, and sauté for 1 minute. Add the mussels, clams, shrimp and calamari. Season with salt and pepper and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the cooking wine and bring to a simmer before covering for 4 to 6 minutes, until shells open. Add the crab and green onions. Season with salt and pepper and sauté for 1 minute. Add the pasta, toss and continue cooking until the pasta is heated through. Toss the pasta with the cheese and basil. Divide the pasta among four warmed pasta bowls. Garnish with the parsley and serve immediately.

What is your favorite seafood pasta? Comment below for a chance to win a cook book signed by Fabio Viviani.

  • Rachel Mcmullen

    looks delicious!

  • Royce Tyree

    This looks good, will try it soon. I make a simple marinara sauce with shrimp and bay scallops served over angel hair pasta that I love.

  • Jrk2579

    I love Lobster Fra Diavolo. It is spicy and decadent. I would love to have Fabio’s book. I have followed Top Chef every season, and Fabio is one of my favorites! So funny and cute.

  • ConnieF

    What a great dish and thanks for the wine suggestion! Would love to win a copy of Fabio’s book!

  • Chefordeanu

    Love the combination of seafood and pasta. My favorite dish is Zuppa Di Pesce served in light marinara sauce, over bed of linguine w/red snapper, lobster tail, clams, mussels, calamari and shrimp. Delicious!!! 

  • Liana Arteaga

    OMG! I made this and it came out so good!! Thank you so much Fabio Viviani! I look forward to cooking more of your recipes!! :D
    You are my inspiration!  

  • Kudzuvyn

    Ditto to Lobster Fra Diavolo! My favorite crustacean all dressed up and ready for the ball.

  • Dflypaper

    Love it!!
    however my favorite is seafood fetaccinni alfredo with peeled crawfish tails, shrimp, clams, and fresh crab. yuuummm. 

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