Ivans Mega Frutti Di Mare Recipe

  • 1 1/2 (16 ounce) packages linguine pasta
  • 1 cup olive oil, or as needed
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic, minced, or more to taste
  • 1 (2 ounce) can anchovy fillets packed in olive oil, drained
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 pounds clams in shell, scrubbed
  • 1/3 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on
  • 1/3 pound bay scallops
  • 1/2 pound squid – tentacles and tubes, cleaned and cut into rings
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • 1 tablespoon grated Manchego cheese
  • 1 tablespoon julienned fresh basil leaves
  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the linguine, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
  2. Heat a large skillet covered with about 1/4-inch of olive oil over low heat. Add garlic, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, and anchovies; cook and stir until the anchovies melt into the oil, 7 to 10 minutes. Stir in the crushed tomatoes; increase the heat to medium, and bring to a simmer. Stir in the clams. Once they begin to open, arrange the shrimp in a single layer and allow to simmer. Flip the shrimp when they become pink on one side, about 2 minutes, then drop in the scallops and squid. Continue cooking until the shrimp are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, about 2 more minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and remaining 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning.
  3. Toss the cooked pasta into the sauce. Garnish with a lemon wedge, Manchego cheese, and basil before serving.