20-minute seafood pasta

20-minute seafood pasta

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(137 ratings)

Ready in 20 mins


Serves 4

Make a low-fat, satisfying dish in minutes - ideal for Friday nights

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal370
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs62g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein23g
  • salt1.4g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 400g can of chopped tomatoes



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 1l chicken stock (from a cube is fine)
  • 300g spaghetti, roughly broken
  • 240g pack frozen seafood mix, defrosted
  • handful of parsley leaves, chopped, and lemon wedges to serve



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan, then cook the onion and garlic over a medium heat for 5 mins until soft. Add the paprika, tomatoes and stock, then bring to the boil.

  2. Turn down the heat to a simmer, stir in the pasta and cook for 7 mins, stirring occasionally to stop the pasta from sticking. Stir in the seafood, cook for 3 mins more until it’s all heated through and the pasta is cooked, then season to taste. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lemon wedges.

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21st Apr, 2010
Great recipe- I added 7 cloves of garlic and basil. The basil went really nicely , I do think it needed a kick though so maybe next time I will try the chilli flakes!! Also I agree more seafood / onion etc and I also added mushrooms!
5th Apr, 2010
Excellent recipe.. we added a bit more olive oil, 2 tbsp of paprika, 3 cloves of garlic, 1dl white wine ..seasoned with salt and pepper, dried parsley and a pinch of rosemary.. MMMM.. This this one was devine !!! Have to try another seafood recipe :)
8th Oct, 2009
Made this recipe and found it very easy and very tasty. Had no spaghetti so cooked it with shellshaped pasta instead which was fine for the family but it would be better with spaghetti for guests. Will make again and again
1st Oct, 2009
Made this last night and we loved it, which is praise indeed as my other half is not a pasta lover. The best bit was the VERY little washing up after supper. Thanks for all the hints about adding chilli and white wine, it was worth it. In terms of the amount, I made half the amount (although was generous with the seafood) and it was ample for a supper for just the two of us.
20th Sep, 2009
Loved this one pot pasta dish, used fish stock rather than meat stock only because I don't eat meat but seem to work fine. I also added saffron and chilli powder. We both loved it at home and great alternative to use frozen seafood apart from just Thai curry's!!
14th Sep, 2009
I added some wine and saffron, but found the pasta to be a bit stodgy, so next time will try cooking seperately and rinsing before adding to remove the starch. Not as good flavours as cooking with fresh seafood but very easy for a midweek supper
5th Sep, 2009
Very Tasty, Hubby a real fish person, so this went down a treat. Very easy to do and would highly recommend.
7th Aug, 2009
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7th Aug, 2009
I have to say, this recipe had the potential to be really delicious but it turned out to be less than average. I thought cooking the pasta in chicken stock in the sauce sounded a bit strange but i was curious so i followed the recipe. It really ruined the natural flavour of the tomatoes and to my boyfriend and i, it made the sauce taste more like a bland ready made pasta sauce in a jar. If i was to make it again, i would leave out the chicken stock, cook the pasta seperately and add lemon and white wine and a bit of parmesan to the sauce. The natural flavours of fresh ingredients is enough to make a tasty meal- the stock cube ruined what could have been a fantastic dish.
5th Aug, 2009
I took out the garlic and added a 1/2 tbl spoon of tomato puree to the onion with 1/2 tspn chili flakes and a touch of oregano as well as the chili flakes, I also added in some cream. Delicious!


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