Pasta With Mixed Seafood (Pasta alla Posillipo)

Seafood linguini

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  • Total: 90 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 portions (4-6 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
908 Calories
34g Fat
83g Carbs
63g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4-6 portions (4-6 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 908
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 317mg 106%
Sodium 1039mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 83g 30%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Protein 63g
Calcium 201mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Shrimp, squid, mussels, and are simmered in a garlic tomato sauce and served over for an Italian seafood feast.


  • 1/2 pound small shrimp (unshelled)
  • 1 pound very small squid (calamari), cleaned and cut into 1/2-inch rings
  • 1 pound mussels (unshelled)
  • 1 pound small clams (littlenecks, unshelled)
  • 4 pinches coarse-grained salt
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 2 large cloves garlic (peeled)
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 pounds canned tomatoes (preferably imported Italian, undrained)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 pound dried perciatelli pasta (preferably imported Italian)
  • 20 large sprigs Italian parsley (leaves only)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Place shrimp, squid, mussels, and in 4 different bowls of cold water with a little coarse salt added to each, and soak for 30 minutes.

  3. Drain the shrimp and rinse under cold running water, then shell them. Place the shrimp in a small bowl; put the shells in a small saucepan. Pour the cups cold water over shells, place the saucepan over medium heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain the broth (it should yield about 1 cup), discard the shells, and set aside until needed.

  4. Coarsely chop the garlic on a board. Place a small saucepan with 1/4 cup of the olive oil over medium heat. When the oil is warm, add the garlic, saute for 2 minutes, then add the tomatoes. Simmer for 30 minutes, seasoning to taste with salt and pepper. Pass the contents of the saucepan through a food mill, using the disc with smallest holes, into a flameproof casserole. Set casserole over low heat to reduce liquid for 15 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, drain the squid and rinse under cold running water. Place another medium-sized saucepan with 1/4 cup of oil over low heat. When the oil is warm, add the squid and saute for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and keep adding the shrimp broth until the squid is tender, for 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of the squid.

  6. Bring a large pot of cold water to a boil and add coarse salt to taste. Once the squid is cooked, add the pasta to the boiling water and cook for 8 to 11 minutes depending on the brand: that is, 1 minute less than for normal al dente. As the pasta cooks, drain the mussels and clams, scrub them under cold water, then place in a large skillet with the remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil. Place over high heat, cover, and cook for 10 minutes, by which time they should be opened. (Discard any that remain unopened.)

  7. Add the shrimp to the pan with the squid and cook for 3 minutes. When the pasta is ready, drain it, transfer to the skillet with the mussels and clams, add the tomato sauce with the shrimp and squid, then mix very well and let cook for 1 minute more to all the pasta to absorb some of the sauce. Transfer to a warmed serving platter, sprinkle the whole parsley leaves over and serve.

Recipe Source: by Giuliano Bugialli (Simon and Schuster)
Reprinted with permission.