There are few foods with as many variations as pasta and the addition of seafood only increases the possibilities – although our Italian Chefs still avoid the culinary heresy that is cheese and seafood in their pasta recipes. As this collection of seafood pasta recipes demonstrates, there are many creative ways to pair these two classics. From luxurious seafood starter recipes, such as Gaetano Trovato’s Ravioli with lobster, foie gras, potatoes and saffron, to quick and simple pasta recipes perfect for scaling up for a supper or light lunch, this collection is full of delicious inspiration.
Shellfish can be prepared and cooked in minutes and are an easy way to add a beautiful salty flavour to quick pasta recipes. Mauro Uliassi’s Fusilli with sea urchin and chicory purée is an easy seafood pasta recipe which takes just thirty minutes from start to finish to prepare, while Lorenzo Cogo’s beautiful Orecchiette with watercress purée and mussels will deliver a Michelin-star inspired meal to your table in under an hour. Shellfish shells can also add a fantastic depth of flavour to stocks, broths and pasta sauces, as seen in Mauro Uliassi's Spaghetti, clams and grilled plum cherry tomatoes recipe where the chef pours ladles of clam infused water to finish the dish.