Seafood Spaghetti

This recipe is one I came up with myself just by throwing ingredients in a pan! Not the most technical of methods, but it tastes lovely.

You will need:


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 400g/14oz mussels, cleaned (discard any that don’t close when lightly tapped)
  • 200g prawns
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 150ml/¼ pint white wine
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • Mascarpone – you can use Philladelphia cheese as a substitute
  • 200g/7oz spaghetti, cooked according to packet instructions

Preparation Method:


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan until smoking hot, add the mussels and cook, shaking the pan frequently, until all the shells are open. Discard any that do not open.
  2. Add the shallot and garlic, turn down the heat and cook gently for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the pepper and cook for 1 minute
  4. Add the prawns and cook for 1 minute (if pre-cooked, if you are using fresh prawns then allow 3minutes approximately)
  5. Add the wine and simmer for one minute, then add the herbs and cook for a further minute.
  6. I like to then add a dollop of Mascarpone (around a two table spoons). Allow this to gently melt into the wine sauce
  7. Add the cooked spaghetti to the pan and stir well to coat.
  8. To serve place on a plate and dust with a little Parmesan



1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Gary Lum
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 20:16:00

    Mmm…looks good.


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