Seafood Pasta with Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Seafood Pasta with Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

When I was growing up spaghetti was mixed into our weekly rotation of dinners every week or two.  It was most often accompanied by homemade meatballs, a delicious meal that my mom could whip up and have the family eating and smiling in record time.  I used the term spaghetti as a catch-all for linguini, angel-haired pasta and even very different Italian dishes like rigatoni and lasagna.  Basically if it was Italian food and not pizza, I called it spaghetti (although very much incorrect it was a term of endearment!).  I didn’t really venture into eating seafood with pasta until I was in my late teens when I tried it at a few different restaurants.  I then wondered why I had waited so long.  Obviously the seafood tasted completely different from the meats and veggies I was accustomed to eating with pasta, but the light sauces that accompanied them were so fresh and light.  I had assumed that it was very tricky to make, but in actuality it is just about as simple to prepare as the pasta and meat dishes I had growing up.  

 Seafood Pasta with Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

For this type of recipe it is really all about your personal taste rather than following the measurements or even ingredient list to a T.  I love garlic and depending on the day may add an extra clove in, or double-up on the quantity of sun dried tomatoes or onions.  Where I purchase my seafood they have a nice mix with two of my favorites, mussels and clams.  This recipe would work just fine with only one of the two, or a different seafood entirely.  In summary just have fun with this one and make it your own by experimenting with this one.  Cooking and baking are very different and not too much can go wrong by adding or removing an ingredient listed below.
Seafood Pasta with Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Seafood Pasta with Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Seafood Pasta with Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Author: Posh Journal
  • 1/2 pound spaghetti
  • 2 lbs mixed seafood
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • shaved parmesan cheese
  • For Sauce
  • 1 pound chopped ripe tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  1. Clean the seafood thoroughly, discarding any pieces that are open or damaged.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan and sauté onions, garlic, and parsley over medium heat for about 2 minutes
  3. Add seafood, pour in the white wine, cover the pan with a lid, and cook for 7-8 minutes
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, then sauté tomatoes, basil and sundried tomatoes with salt and pepper for about 3 minutes
  5. Add the sauce to the seafood mix.
  6. Cook spaghetti according to the packaging, boiling salted water and draining it well
  7. Mix and serve sphagetti with sauce, seafood and shaved parmesan cheese


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  • Reply
    Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    Nov 23, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    That sounds SO good. I love light meals like this & the garlic is the BEST part.

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    Terri Ramsey Beavers
    Nov 23, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    I love creating and trying recipes with pasta in it. I love to add garlic and sun dried tomatoes to my dishes so I know I’m going to love your recipe when I make it.

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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    Nov 23, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    That looks delicious. I’m a huge fan of seafood with pasta, and I love the sun dried tomato with it. Yummo.

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    Ana De Jesus
    Nov 23, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    Not only do you have fantastic cooking skills but your photography is impeccable as usual. What would you recommend substituting for seafood as I am a vegetarian.

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    Nov 23, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    You always make everything look awesome. I don’t like seafood, but I would eat this just because it looks awesome!

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    Carol Cassara (@ccassara)
    Nov 23, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    OMG that looks so incredible. You’re making me crave it this very minute.

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    Liz Mays
    Nov 24, 2015 at 12:44 am

    Wow, my family would love this. Next time I make pasta, I need to try it like this. Those ingredients sound perfect.

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    Nov 24, 2015 at 12:47 am

    This looks like some amazing seafood spaghetti!! Looking at your pics makes me realize I haven’t made spaghetti in a long time!!

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    tara pittman
    Nov 24, 2015 at 1:11 am

    Now I am hungry. I need to make this.

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    Winifred Jac
    Nov 24, 2015 at 1:42 am

    I’ll pretty much eat any kind of pasta dish so that’s amazing to me. I do love sun-dried tomatoes. I make a pasta dish every Monday, Spaghetti Monday… even though it can be any pasta.

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    Kari Ann
    Nov 24, 2015 at 2:00 am

    I cannot eat seafood but looks like a great dish if I could. I love pasta.

  • Reply
    Nov 24, 2015 at 2:19 am

    This looks delicious. 🙂

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    Nov 24, 2015 at 2:35 am

    This looks delicious. We don’t eat seafood but would love to sub with chicken.

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    Claudette Esterine
    Nov 24, 2015 at 4:28 am

    This bowl i could sit over and have a good time with! Love it! Very enticing.

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    Elizabeth O.
    Nov 24, 2015 at 4:43 am

    When I first tried sun dried tomatoes I already fell in love with it! The flavor is definitely lovely and it’s awesome when combined with the most simple ingredients. I love this recipe!

  • Reply
    Nov 24, 2015 at 4:44 am

    your images always looks so amazing! I love pasta, but my hubbie is not too keen on it very much

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    Giveaways4Mom (@Giveaways4Mom)
    Nov 24, 2015 at 6:17 am

    Absolutely looks delicious! my hubby was a huge fan of sea food pasta. I will try this.

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    Fashionable Librarian
    Nov 24, 2015 at 7:05 am

    Oh wow, this is what food is to look like…colorful and rich

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    Nov 24, 2015 at 7:11 am

    yes, i need this in my life

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    Lexie Lane
    Nov 24, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Oh my goodness! You make me feel hungry lol. It looks fantastic, I wanna try.

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    Wood Arts Universe
    Nov 24, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    I like pasta and I want to try this recipe soon. I hope you won’t mind if I save this one. Thanks!

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    Quin B
    Nov 24, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Wow, I may have to try this recipe tonight!

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    Nov 24, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    That does that look yummy. I love seafood and pasta.

  • Reply
    Nov 24, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    I have never made our pasta dishes with seafood but I would love to try it. This recipe looks so good, I’ll have to try this one.

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    Maggie Branch
    Nov 24, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    I am a big pasta eater and one of my favorite things is seafood and pasta together. This recipe seems like it would be delicious!

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    Rebecca Brosemer Miller
    Nov 24, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Seafood, pasta, garlic and sundried tomatoes!?!? I am definitely in!! Love the combination of flavors that you used here 🙂

  • Reply
    Nov 24, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Oh yes I would love some spaghetti and meatballs for the family tonight. I think I”ll go ahead and do it. 🙂

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    Nov 24, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    I love sun dried tomatoes! Your seafood pasta looks really yummy. I’d love to try this.

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    Nov 24, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    We love seafood and we love pasta too, but I’ve never thought of preparing seafood pasta. Thanks for the idea. Those mussels are making me drool!

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    Nov 24, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Oooo this pasta sounds so yummy!! Definitely going to grab supplies next Tim e I’m grocery shopping and try it for myself!

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    Chubskulit Rose
    Nov 24, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    We only make spaghetti for special occasion when I was growing up. I haven’t tried making pasta like this, thanks for sharing.

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    Nov 24, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Your pictures are huge and beautiful. I enjoy pasta, but with the way your family made it with meatballs as I am not a fan of seafood.

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    Nov 24, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Amazing post dear! You have a wonderful blog:)
    What about following each other on Instagram, Bloglovin, Twitter?.. 🙂

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    Nov 24, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    My family loves pasta and this looks tasty. I bet they would dig this meal and the pictures are so pretty!

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    Erin (@SugarCrumbs)
    Nov 25, 2015 at 1:46 am

    I’m dying over here… dying. All I want to do is make this now. It looks so amazing, Im practically drooling on my macbook!

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      Nov 25, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      I’ll cook for you 🙂

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    mimicutelipsMimi Green
    Nov 25, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Yummy! I am here for this recipe, sounds delicious.I’m always looking for next meals to try out.

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    Ria Rosaura Romero
    Nov 25, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    i really love your pictures of your pasta, it makes me crave for one.

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    Shaylee Field
    Nov 25, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    This looks REALLY good. Although I’m allergic to shellfish, I do love clams and muscles and scallops! I might have to try this out at home!

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      Nov 25, 2015 at 8:40 pm

      I was allergic to shrimp but not anymore

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    Janet Pike Krugel
    Nov 25, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    This looks delicious! I love seafood in pasta and the addition of sun-dried tomatoes is fantastic!

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      Nov 25, 2015 at 8:38 pm

      This recipe is so simple.. give it a try

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    Krystal's Kitsch
    Nov 25, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Extra garlic for me please! I would love to try this dish myself.

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    Bonnie @wemake7
    Nov 26, 2015 at 2:41 am

    That looks really good and very healthy. I love all your pictures that display the dish. =)

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    Nicole Escat
    Nov 26, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    I love this, light meal, healthy and yummy. Plus the pictures makes the food more appetizing 🙂

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    Nov 27, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    oh so yummy looks delicious and you know it is good for you two a couple of great reasons to prepare and eat such a great meal

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