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5 from 4 votes

Easy Seafood Pasta


  • 1 lb seafood of your choice. We do a mix of shrimp, diver scallops, calamari cut into rings.
  • 4 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (we buy the ones pre-seasoned with garlic & basil, if available)
  • 1 zucchini, sliced into discs (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste or ketchup
  • salt, pepper, sugar to taste
  • dash fish sauce (for adding depth!)
  • 1/2 box pasta. Our preference is DeCecco brand.
  • grated parmesan cheese or dairy free sub


  • In a separate pot, start boiling water and cook the pasta. Reserve a little pasta water when draining the cooked pasta.
  • While waiting for pasta water to boil, sauté seafood in olive oil over medium heat with some of the fresh garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Once cooked through, remove the seafood from heat and set it aside in a bowl. Save all the seafood liquid / juices from the pan as well, in a bowl.
  • Sauté the optional sliced zucchini in olive oil in the pan. Remove from heat and let the zucchini join the seafood in a bowl.
  • Sauté the remaining fresh garlic in olive oil over low-medium heat. Once fragrant, add the can of diced tomatoes and tomato paste, and season with salt, pepper, and sugar to taste.
  • Stir in the reserved seafood liquid (from sautéing the seafood earlier) and a dash of fish sauce. Bring to a low simmer for at least 10 minutes, adding the pre-cooked seafood and zucchini back in at the end.
  • Toss the cooked pasta into the sauce pan until coated, adding in a little pasta water if needed.
  • Garnish with grated parmesan cheese, optional fresh basil, and serve hot!