Spaghetti with smoky tomato & seafood sauce

Spaghetti with smoky tomato & seafood sauce

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Chilli, fennel seeds and smoked paprika add warmth and flavour to a rich tomato sauce, served with seafood in this quick pasta dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal638
  • fat19g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs80g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre7g
  • protein35g
  • salt0.7g
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Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced
  • 1½ tsp fennel seeds
    Fennel seeds

    Fennel seeds

    feh-nell seeds

    A dried seed that comes from the fennel herb, fennel seeds look like cumin seeds, only greener,…

  • 400g spaghetti
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tsp sugar
    Sugar

    Sugar

    shuh-ga

    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 400g pack frozen mixed cooked seafood, defrosted
  • small bunch parsley or basil, chopped
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

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

Method

  1. Boil the kettle and heat the oil in a large, deep frying pan. Add the garlic, chilli and fennel seeds, and sizzle for a few mins. Pour the boiling water into a large pan and cook the pasta following pack instructions.

  2. Add the paprika, tomatoes, sugar and seasoning to the pan and simmer for 8-10 mins while the pasta cooks.

  3. Drain the pasta 1 min before the end of the cooking time, reserving a cup of the water. Add the pasta to the sauce with the seafood. Simmer for 1-2 mins, adding a splash of the reserved pasta water if it looks too thick. Toss the pasta through the sauce as it cooks. Add the herbs and black pepper, then serve.

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AJMC
11th Jan, 2017
2.55
I tried it with tuna and basil and it tasted like licorice... I would avoid that if you can. Tomato sauce just isn't rich enough for me and the fennel is overpowering
lajpink
11th Aug, 2016
Nice spicy taste, though the fennel was a little bit overpowering. Personally prefer the 20-minute seafood pasta recipe on here
Frantic Flapjack
2nd Aug, 2016
2.55
A good midweek supper. Used tuna instead of seafood mix and turned out well.
little_lady
22nd Jul, 2016
5.05
Lovely! We really enjoyed this dish and will make it again. Lots of flavour and a great dish for a summer evening with a glass of wine.
warvik
13th Apr, 2015
5.05
Gorgeous, absolutely loved it. I didn't deseed the chilli and the spiciness was just right.
scrangelina
11th Nov, 2014
You should always stir the sauce into spaghetti
cshobbs
6th Nov, 2014
5.05
Lovely sauce - nice and spicy.
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