This super tasty seafood arrabbiata is something that you can whip together in a matter of minutes when you want a seriously delicious flavourful meal fast. Perfect for midweek nights and good enough for a supper party too.
The word arrabbiata means angry in Italian. Not that this amazingly tasty sauce will make you angry. Far from it. No, the angry here means all fired up, fiery.
And this is one hot pasta sauce that isn’t for the faint-hearted.
Why you’ll love this
- This seafood arrabbiata is so quick to make, you can have your meal on the table within about 20 minutes.
- This dish is just packed with the most amazing flavours that will make your taste buds sing and tummy rumble in anticipation.
- You can mix and match the ingredients to suit what you have on hand.
You can’t beat pasta for comfort food, it’s filling and if you get your sauce right it is packed with flavour too. The problem with commercial pasta sauces is that they tend to be all sauce and no substance.
I like to have my pasta dishes packed with real food not liquidised mush from a jar.
I’ve used a salmon fillet and a handful of prawns for my seafood content and my Arrabbiata fieriness comes from red chilli.
There is also a nice herbal element here with mint, basil and parsley for added flavour.
Lemon juice and zest for a real zing and of course fresh juicy tomatoes.
How to make this
Start by boiling the water for your pasta and while that is getting itself all warmed up you can be making your arrabbiata sauce.
I plunge my tomatoes into boiling water just for about 30 seconds to make them easier to peel. Of course, you don’t have to peel your tomatoes for this recipe but I prefer taking this simple step. Then slice in half and remove the core and seeds so you are left with that gorgeously juicy tomato flesh.
Throw the pasta into the boiling water and it will be cooked within about 5 minutes.
Saute the onion in a pan and then add the garlic and chilli. Next comes the tomatoes plus the lemon juice and zest.
Now add your prawns and salmon. These ingredients cook really quickly so in another 5 minutes your arrabbiata seafood sauce will be ready to serve and you can loosen it a little of the pasta water and add your spaghetti.
How many does this serve
I’ve just made enough seafood arrabbiatta for one serving here. This is my comfort food in front of the fire supper dish.
However, if you want to make it for more people just multiply the recipe to suit.
You can use any seafood you have on hand for this simple arrabbiata sauce. Why not try tuna, either tinned or fresh if you have it. Mussels or clams would be great too.
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Quick and easy seafood arrabbiata pasta
- 1 large tomato
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 onion thinly sliced
- 1 lemon juice and zest
- 2 tbsp dried herbs mint, basil and parsley
- 1/2 red chilli chopped
- 4 tbsp prawns cooked
- 100 g salmon fillet
- salt and pepper to taste
- 85 g Pasta
- Plunge the tomato into boiling water for 1 minute then peel off the skin, cut in half and remove core and seeds, cop remaining flesh
- Saute the onion and garlic in a pan with the chilli for 3 minutes then add the tomato and lemon juice and zest and cook for a further 5 minutes
- Add dried herbs and salmon and prawns and cook for further 5 minutes stirring well.
- Season to taste.
- Cook pasta as usual
- Loosen the sauce a little with some of the cooked pasta water
- Mix sauce with pasta and serve