Scallops, shrimp, clams, and white fish partner with pasta in these scrumptious recipes. From casual to elegant and from weeknights to special occasions, this selection of seafood pasta recipes will be hard to resist.See Popular Seafood Pasta Recipes
In his restaurant, Maurizio Quaranta likes to make his own tagliolini (thin, flat-ribbon pasta). This simplified version uses dried fettuccine tossed in a terrific sauce of sauteed artichoke hearts, garlic, and tomatoes.
When asked to describe pasta meals, most Americans might say "cheesy," "meaty," and "heary." These descriptions are true of some of our favorite cold-weather pasta dishes (lasagna!), but they overlook a multitude of summery options, like the perfect pairing of fresh seafood and pasta.
When fresh baby artichokes are not available, use frozen artichoke hearts for this vegetable, pasta, and shrimp main dish recipe.
Pad Thai is Thailand's most well known noodle dish, which you'll find on almost all Thai restaurant menus in America. A trip down the Asian-foods aisle in the supermarket should lead you to its traditional ingredients, such as rice noodles and fish sauce.
A lively lemon, caper, and wine sauce sparks the flavor of the salmon and pasta in this quick dinner recipe.
Light in calories but not in flavor, the lemon and caper sauce adds zest to this pasta recipe.
This pasta and tuna one-dish dinner can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. Save this recipe for a night when you need a meal in a hurry.
The grapefruit adds a refreshing taste to a classic butter sauce for this special lobster dinner. Cooked orzo pasta and glazed onions complete the meal.
Loaded with omega-3s, protein and fiber, this dish has it all plus the flavor to back it up. Dijon mustard adds a little acidity to balance the richness of the salmon and bacon.
Pasta primavera is a staple of springtime suppers because it's fast, fresh, and easily adaptable. Asparagus isn't available yet? Use broccoli instead. Don't like peas? Leave them out. You get the idea. But there are a few ingredients you should leave in: the lemon, olives, and basil. They lend fabulous flavor.
When crawfish is in season, serve it in this saucy pasta dish recipe. Shrimp makes a good stand-in for the crawfish.
This company dinner can be ready in 20 minutes. Sea scallops are sauteed in butter and finished with a splash of white wine before being tossed with the pasta and walnut and Parmesan pesto.
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, like the 2007 Robert Foley Vineyards from Napa and the 2006 Erath from Oregon, cost less than $25 a bottle.
The tomato sauce here--with big pieces of flaked swordfish and slivers of jalapeno--gets nicely absorbed by the penne. And, judge Michael Schlow adds, "There's a good proportion of tomatoes and fish to pasta, and it all comes together so well."