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Seafood Pasta in a Tomato Basil Sauce

Pasta and Seafood
  • Prep Time
    5 mins.
  • Cook Time
    27 mins.
  • Serving
    4
This seafood pasta is loaded with shrimp, calamari and simmered in a tomato basil sauce. This dish is luscious, filling and packed with flavor making it perfect for any special occasion.
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My favorite thing about this Seafood Pasta dish is that it takes less than 30 minutes to make! I started out by sautéing fresh garlic in olive oil with some crushed red pepper. Then, to make my life significantly easier (and even more delicious), I used Victoria Pasta Sauce as the base of the dish before adding the seafood. I used Tomato Basil which is so flavorful as Victoria Pasta Sauces use 100% Italian tomatoes. Since 1929, Victoria Pasta Sauce has used these tomatoes to make its delicious products in its original Brooklyn plant.

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What type of seafood to use

One of my favorite dishes to order when I go out to eat is pasta with any kind of seafood. I am not picky when it comes to seafood, I love shrimp, calamari, mussels, clams, lobster, and all types of fish. I feel like seafood has a such a “special occasion” feel to it, along with the Victoria Pasta Sauce which is perfect for special occasions. Victoria Pasta Sauce creates moments of togetherness among home cooks preparing amazing Italian recipes.

I chose to use a combination of shrimp and calamari in this seafood pasta seeing as they both cook in under five minutes. However, feel free to use your favorite seafood, and just adjust the cooking time.

This seafood pasta is simmered in a tomato basil sauce and then sprinkled with fresh basil at the end. I love using Victoria Pasta Sauce since it contains very simple ingredients such as 100% Italian tomatoes, imported olive oil, fresh garlic fresh basil, and fresh onions. This sauce is truly packed with flavor. It also has no preservatives, water, or added sugar or salt. This is so important to me as I try my very best to feed my family the cleanest ingredients.

Victoria Pasta Sauce

Since the Victoria Pasta Sauce is so flavorful, no other spices or seasonings are necessary. I made this entire dish from start to finish in less than 30 minutes. It is so quick and easy, it could make a wonderful weeknight family meal and so flavorful, that it would be great for special occasions too!

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STEP 1

Prepare your seafood by peeling and deveining the shrimp. Slice the calamari bodies into ½ inch rings. Set aside.

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STEP 2

Slice the garlic cloves into thin slices. In a large pan, heat up two tablespoons of olive oil. Add the garlic and cook for about three minutes, until lightly browned.

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Add the red pepper flakes (more if you prefer it spicier), and cook for 1 more minute before adding the entire jar of Tomato Basil Victoria Pasta Sauce. Mix and let simmer for 10 minutes.

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STEP 3

In a separate large pot, cook your pasta in salted water according to package directions. I used fettuccini and cooked for about seven minutes.

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Set aside ½ cup of pasta water.

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STEP 4

Once the sauce has simmered for about 10 minutes, add the shrimp, calamari, and the pasta water and let cook until just cooked through, about 3-5 minutes.

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STEP 5

As soon as the seafood is cooked, add the cooked pasta directly from the pot and mix everything well to combine. Taste for salt.
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Sprinkle freshly chopped basil on top and serve.
Pasta and Seafood
Pasta and Seafood

Seafood Pasta in a Tomato Basil Sauce

This seafood pasta is loaded with shrimp, calamari and simmered in a tomato basil sauce. This dish is luscious, filling and packed with flavor making it perfect for any special occasion.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pasta, Seafood, Victoria Pasta Sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 27 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 444kcal
Author: Iman

Ingredients

  • 1 24oz. Victoria Pasta Sauce Tomato Basil
  • ½ lb. Calamari
  • ½ lb. Large Shrimp (De-veined)
  • 12 oz. Fettuccini Pasta (or any type)
  • 6 Cloves of Garlic
  • ½ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • 6 Basil Leaves

Instructions

  • Prepare your seafood by peeling and deveining the shrimp. Slice the calamari bodies into ½ inch rings. Set aside.
  • Slice the garlic cloves into thin slices.
    In a large pan, heat up two tablespoons of olive oil. Add the garlic and cook for about three minutes, until lightly browned. Add the red pepper flakes (more if you prefer it spicier), and cook for 1 more minute before adding the entire jar of Tomato Basil Victoria Pasta Sauce. Mix and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • In a separate large pot, cook your pasta in salted water according to package directions. I used fettuccini and cooked for about seven minutes. Set aside ½ cup of pasta water.
  • Once the sauce has simmered for about 10 minutes, add the shrimp, calamari, and the pasta water and let cook until just cooked through, about 3-5 minutes.
  • As soon as the seafood is cooked, add the cooked pasta directly from the pot and mix everything well to combine. Taste for salt.
    Sprinkle freshly chopped basil on top and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 346mg | Sodium: 496mg | Potassium: 425mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 287IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 3mg

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