Linguine Ai Frutti Di Mare (Linguine With Fruit of the Sea)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is possibly my most favorite food. It is spicy, succulent, and comforting - down to the very last linguine noodle! I've had many versions of this, and sometimes leave out the mussels, since I don't always like their taste/texture. You can also find canned clams, but you should really wash them thoroughly, as they will be very salty!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil water in a large pot.
  2. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat, and sauté garlic until it sizzles.
  3. Add red pepper flakes to taste; cook 1 minute.
  4. Add wine and clams (in shell or from can, after rinsing); cover. Increase heat to med-high; cook 5 minutes.
  5. Now it's time to boil the linguine! Cook until al dente. Uncover sauté pan; simmer 1 minute more.
  6. Add tomato sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Add shrimp, calamari, scallops, and mussels (if using). Cook, stirring, until clams and mussels open, about 3 minutes. Toss with linguine. Add parsley; toss.
  8. Serve very hot!


Most Helpful

This recipe was lacking in flavor. Also, there was no direction for how to cook the seafood. My suggestion: if you're using uncooked shrimp, toss those in a along with the clans as they'll need longer to cook than the scallops & mussels. I used calamari steaks instead of tentacles and because I had to cook this much longer than 3 minutes so I wasn't eating raw shrimp, the calamari was very tough, instead of soft. I also had to use a lot more wine and tomato sauce to create enough sauce to cover the linguini noodles. Overall, this recipe needs help buy I was able to make it work.

Angelica R. August 21, 2015

Enjoyed this very much. I too, live in the Boston area and love to get this in the North End. The sauce was nice and light (not too thick with tomato). I made some minor changes to this. I sautéed some onion along with the garlic, added less (1 tsp) crushed pepper, and added some fresh chopped basil along with the parsley. It was delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

Lorraine3 April 08, 2010

Very yummy. I used a mixed fish package I purchased from the store that had all the fish mentioned. I really enjoyed the sauce it was just perfect. I found this to be a very economical meal and absolutely enjoyed it. Thank you.

ChefJen #306542 March 28, 2008

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