• With Valentine’s Day around the corner, treat your loved ones with our delicious Marry me Seafood pasta!

    Marry seafood pasta

    Serves: 4
    Prep Time: 50 min Total Time: 50 min


    • 3 tbsp olive oil
    • ½ onion, finely chopped
    • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
    • 1 tsp chilli flakes
    • ¼ cup white wine
    • 800 grams whole tomatoes in tomato juice, pureed in a blender
    • 1-2 tbsp sugar, to taste
    • 2 tbsp butter
    • 200 grams mussels,
    • 100 grams white clams
    • 250 grams prawns, peeled
    • 300 grams spaghetti
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley



    HEAT 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 4-5 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.


    STIR in chilli flakes and white wine. Cook for 3-5 minutes until reduced. Add in pureed tomatoes. Season with salt, pepper and sugar to taste. Bring to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes or until the sauce has just started to thicken. Stir in 1 tbsp of butter, then remove the sauce from the heat.


    WHILE the sauce is simmering, cook the spaghetti in a large pot of salted water according to package directions. Drain the pasta, reserving 3/4 cup of the pasta cooking liquid.


    HEAT the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan. Season the prawns with salt and pepper and add them to the pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until pink. Add butter and toss to coat.Remove the prawns from the pan. Place the clams and mussels in the pan, along with the reserved pasta water. Bring to a simmer.


    COVER and cook for 4-6 minutes or until clams and mussels have opened. Discard any shells that did not open.


    ADD the prawns and clams back to the pan along with the tomato sauce and spaghetti. Toss to coat everything with the sauce.


    SPRINKLE with parsley, then serve.


    If you cannot find whole canned tomatoes, you can also use a Arrabbiata sauce.

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