Frutti di Mare Recipe

Fettuccini Frutti di Mare

If you are a lover of seafood, this frutti di mare recipe is your dish! Fresh Clams & Shrimp are beautifully cooked and infused with so much flavor!  This light, buttery, garlicy ,white wine sauce with a hint of spice and bits of tomato, will 100% make you coming back for more! Enjoy with some nice crusty, warm bread to mop up all the leftover flavorful juices in your bowl!

Frutti di Mare Recipe

Frutti di Mare Recipe w/ Fettuccini

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian


  • 1 pound Fettuccini Pasta Noodles
  • 10-12 Fresh Clams
  • 13-15 Shrimp
  • 7-8 cloves Garlic ( minced )
  • 1/2 can Diced Tomatoes
  • 6 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 8 Large Basil Leaves ( chiffonade ) ( save a couple additional small sprigs for garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 cup Dry White Wine
  • 1 cup Chicken or Clam Stock ( I use Chicken – it gives a more buttery flavor. Clam stock willintensify the Clam Flavor )
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Parsley


  • Prepare your Seafood:
    Try to purchase your Clams pre-scrubbed.  If they have not been scrubbed, make sure to clean ( scrub) each Clam with a brush in order to remove any sand grit.
    Purchase fresh Shrimp. Make sure when purchasing, to have Shrimp cleaned ( de-veined ). You can also have the outer shell removed at this time if its your preference. 
    I did not cook with the outer shell on the Shrimp in this dish.
    For the Pasta:
    *In a large pot, bring 4 quarts water to a rolling boil, salt& add pasta.
    *Let cook until al dente ( still a bit firm to the bite )
    *Once Pasta is cooked al dente ( or to desired consistency ),drain Pasta. Set aside. ***Do not rinse pasta cooked pasta
    For White Wine Sauce:
    In a large pan over medium /low  heat, add butter & olive oil.
    When melted, add red pepper flakes, basil and garlic. Let cook until garlic is fragrant and golden.
    Add Tomatoes & big pinch Salt
    Add 1 cup White Wine. Let simmer until smell of alcohol has diminished.
    Add 1 cup Chicken Stock. Simmer 
    Add Clams & Shrimp. Cover. Let cook about 7-9 minutes or until Clams have opened up and Shrimp is vibrant pink.  ** Discard any UNOPENED Clams 
    With a tong, remove Clams and distribute either into 4 individual bowls or into one large serving dish.
    Add cooked Fettuccini pasta to the sauce and Shrimp and toss well.
    Transfer pasta & Shrimp to each bowl on top of clams.
    Sprinkle with fresh Parsley right before serving.
    ** Garnish a large serving dish with a few springs Basil
    Buon Appetito e Mangia Bene!
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