Fish-Based Pasta Sauces
A pair of sauces made with squid, one with ink and one without.
Linguini with Anchovies: Linguine alle Acciughe
A zesty Neapolitan sauce that's among those traditionally served on Christmas Eve, though there's no reason to enjoy it only then.
Pasta with Salmon and Walnuts: Pasta Corta con Salmone e Noci
Pasta with smoked salmon is a standard romantic standby, which gains considerably from the addition of walnuts.
Pasta with Sardines: Pasta Cu li Sardi
Sicily's classic signature sauce features an unusual combination of sardines and fennel, all laced with pine nuts and raisins.
Pasta with Smoked Salmon: Pasta al Salmone Affumicato
A classic Valentine's day recipe that's great any time, but especially nice when entertaining that special someone.
Reef Spaghetti: Spaghetti allo Scoglio
Reef pasta, with all sorts of seafood -- clams, mussels, shrimp and more.
Spaghetti or Rice with Tunafish: Spaghetti o Riso al Tonno
A hearty tuna sauce that's perfect over pasta or rice.
Spaghetti with Clams: Spaghetti alle Vongole
Spaghetti with clam sauce -- the quintessential summer dish, perfect either at home or while camping.
Spaghetti with Clams Viareggio Style: Spaghetti con le Vongole alla Viareggina
Spaghetti with a slightly tomatoey clam sauce.
Other Fish Sauces
Bigoli with Salted Sardines: Bigoli co le Sardele Salae
Bigoli are the thick-stranded pasta of Venetian tradition, and this sauce, made with salted sardines, was standard both on Fridays and for Christmas Eve in Dalmatia.
Bigoli with Shellfish: Bigoli con Molluschi
A simple shellfish-based sauce for Bigoli, the classic thick-stranded pasta of the Veneto.
Bigoli for Good Friday: Bigoli per la Vigilia
A tasty Venetian Tuna sauce.
Butterflies with Scampi and Broccoli Florets: Farfalle con Scampi e Broccoletti
Broccoli and scampi are an inspired combination, and work beautifully in this sauce.
Capunìdde with Baccalà: I Capunìdde ch'u Baccalà
A tasty baccalà sauce for pasta on Christmas Eve.
Casarecce with Eggplant and Swordfish Sauce: Casarecce Con Ragù di Melanzane e Pesce Spada
Casarecce are simple, partially rolled pappardelle, and will work quite well with chunky sauces.
Cavatelli with Broccoli Raab, Scampi and Baby Cuttlefish: Cavatelli Con Cime di Rapa, Scampi e Calamretti
A tasty seafood-based pasta that reveals the Abruzzo Region's ties with Puglia.
Corkscrews with Leeks and Clams: Fusilli Con Porri e Vongole
Corkscrews with a delicate clam-and leek sauce.
Eggplant Gnocchi: Gnocchetti di Melanzana
Tasty gnocchi made with eggplant, and a zucchini-and-shrimp sauce to go with them that will also be nice over pasta.
Gramma Rosi's Tuna Sauce
A tasty fish and garbanzo sauce for pasta that will easily work as a one-course meal.
Lined Penne with Salmon and Herbs: Penne Rigate al Salmone e Alle Erbe
There are many variations on salmon sauce. This is a little richer than most, and will be nice in an elegant meal.
Linguine with olive oil, garlic, parsley, pepper, clams and prawns: Pasta Atomica
Brad O'Connor's variation on Aglio e Olio is now featured in Milanese restaurants.
Lobster Basket: Cestino di Aragosta
Linguine with lobster sauce, the perfect centerpiece for a romantic meal.
Macaroni Diaz Style: Maccheroni alla Diaz
An extraordinary shellfish sauce!
Macaroni with Cuttlefish: Maccheroni con le Seppie
A bit more elegant than spaghetti, and just as easy.
Pappardelle with Mackerel: Pappardelle con gli Sgomberi
Broad strips of pasta with a chunky tomato and mackerel sauce.
Penne with Shrimp and Bell Peppers: Penne con Gamberi e Peperoni
The combination works quite well, and is also very refreshing.
Pasta with Sardines: Pasta Ccu Ri Sarde
Pasta with fesh sardines, a quick Calabrian recipe.
Pantacce with Zucchini, Scallops, and Shrimp: Pantacce con Zucchine, Capesante e Gamberetti
Pasta (pantacce) with a delicate zucchini, scallops, and prawns sauce.
Pipette with Shrimp Cream: Pipette Rigate con Crema di Scampi
Pipette with a creamy scampi sauce.
Spaghetti al Cartoccio
Pasta cooked in a packet with spices and herbs: A sensuous and romantic recipe ideal for two, and also the perfect way to astonish a group of friends.
Spaghetti al Cartoccio with Spicy Prawns: Spaghetti al Cartoccio con Gamberetti Piccanti
A simpler version for lovers of shrimp.
Spaghetti al Cartoccio alla Vucciria
A libidinous version based on a painting by Renato Guttuso.
Spaghetti with Shellfish and Lots of Saffron: Spaghetti con Conchiglie, Cozze e… Tanto Zafferano
Unusual spaghetti with clams, mussels, and... Saffron.
Spaghetti with Bottarga: Spaghetti alla Bottarga
Pasta made with tuna roe, a surprisingly randy treat.
Spaghetti with Fresh Tomatoes and Anchovies: Spaghetti Col Pomodoro Fresco e le Acciughe
A quick tomato sauce the gains pleasing zest from anchovies.
Spaghetti with Tunafish: Spaghetti Col Tonno
The marriage of spaghetti and tuna is quick and tasty. In this case there's also cheese and butter.
Spaghetti with Tuna Sauce, Spaghetti al Tonno
There are many many varieties of tuna sauce for pasta. This one is quick and tomatoey.
Spaghetti with Cuttlefish Calabria-Style: Spaghetti con le Seppie alla Calabrese
A simple, tasty way to make spaghetti.
Seafood Spaghettini: Spaghettini di Mare
A quick, easy seafood sauce with clams and shrimp in a tomato base.
Tagliatelle with Anchovies and Tuna: Tagliatelle con Acciughe e Tonno
Most tuna sauces also have tomato. But not this one.
Tagliatelline in Salmon Sauce: Tagliatelline al Salmone
Tagliatelline with smoked salmon are an immensely popular restaurant dish, and are also quite nice in a romantic meal.
Vermicelli Campolattaro Style I: Vermicelli alla Campolattaro I
A deft fish sauce featuring anchovies and tuna, for vermicelli.
Ziti with Sardines: Ziti con le Sarde
A simple pasta sauce made with tomatoes and salted sardines by the fishermen of the Marche.