Seafood Spaghetti

  • Preparation 15 MIN
    Cooking 10 MIN
  • Servings 4
Savvy meal planning is all about shopping sensibly for groceries. That means enjoying the simplest ingredients as well as the occasional splurges. Real talk: You don’t have to eat with monk-like austerity to be penny-wise. In this luscious spaghetti dish, a modest amount of frozen shrimp gets a lift from affordable clams. The briny juice of the molluscs makes for a rich sauce that doesn’t require a drop of white wine. Apply this same reasoning to other edible extravagances: a drizzle of cold-pressed walnut oil in a vinaigrette, a crumble of exceptional cheese in a salad, flakes of smoked fish in scrambled eggs. When it comes to the finer things in life, measured doses can be extraordinarily satisfying.



  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the spaghetti until al dente. Set aside 1/2 cup (125 ml) of the cooking water. Drain the pasta and coat lightly in oil.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over high heat, brown the garlic and red pepper flakes in the butter. Add the shrimp and cook for 1 minute. Sprinkle with the flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add the clams with their brine. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  3. Add the reserved cooking water, zucchini and peas. Cook for 1 minute. Add the pasta and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.

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