Ah, Italy. A beautiful country with great wine and even better food! Who doesn’t love a delicious, hearty Italian pasta dish—especially when seafood is involved? We’ve put together a list of some delizioso Italian-inspired pasta dishes for when you’re craving a tasty meal that will keep you full all night.
Spaghetti with Pinot Grigio and Seafood
This light Spaghetti with Pinot Grigio and Seafood recipe from the Food Network tastes like a piece of the Mediterranean with ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes, clams, shrimp and garlic. Instead of a heavy cream or tomato based sauce, this dish features a delectable white wine sauce that really accents the flavors of the clams and shrimp. Plus, the arugula adds a subtle, peppery flavor. This recipe takes only 5 minutes to prep and 15 minutes to cook, making it a great option for those nights when you’re looking for a tasty dinner you can whip up in a matter of minutes.
Linguine with Seafood
This Linguine With Seafood recipe from My Gourmet Connection is a must-try for diehard seafood lovers! A delicious medley of clams, shrimp, scallops, Tilapia, mussels and squid is tossed in a white wine and tomato sauce and served over linguine noodles. The basil and onion add a deep flavor to the sauce but still allow the tasty, natural flavors of the seafood to shine through. This recipe may take a bit more work than the average pasta dish, but the results are well worth it.
Tilapia Mediterranean over Angel Hair PAsta
If you’re looking for a tomato-based pasta recipe that will give you a protein fix, look no further than this Tilapia Mediterranean Over Angel Hair Pasta recipe from Food.com. To make this simple recipe, just combine the tomatoes, spices and herbs together in a baking dish before adding four Tilapia fillets to the dish and cooking for 14 minutes. While that’s in the oven, prepare the noodles, then mix the noodles with the Tilapia mixture and serve! This is a great dish for introducing fish to picky eaters, as the flavor of the tomato is the most prominent.
This Seafood Arrabbiata recipe from Cooking Light is an explosion of flavor that the whole family will love! Also an Italian term for “angry”, arrabbiata is a spicy tomato sauce that has been seasoned with red pepper flakes. This dish features a whole host of ocean-sourced ingredients, including bay scallops, shrimp, littleneck clams and mussels. The sauce is truly a taste of Italy with Mediterranean ingredients like basil, parsley and olive oil. For an extra treat, pick up a fresh baguette from your local baker and serve with the dish so you can soak up the sauce.
The next time you’re longing for Italy, why not make one of these delicious Italian seafood pasta dishes? They’re much cheaper than airfare and you may find they’re just as delicious as the seafood pasta across the Atlantic!
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