Angel Hair Pasta with Red Sauce and Shellfish

Angel Hair Pasta with Simple Red Sauce and Shellfish is made from quality organic tomatoes, various seafood such as clams, oysters, shrimp,  Italian herbs, and seasoning.

Our family uses an organic San Marzano tomatoes in our red sauce, they are a bit more expensive than your average canned tomatoes considering they are one of the best authentic ingredients for any sauce, I don’t mind paying the extra.

Angel Hair Pasta with Simple Red Sauce and Shellfish is made from quality organic tomatoes, various seafood such as clams, oysters, shrimp,  Italian herbs, and seasoning.San Marzano brands available in supermarkets include Cento, Nina, La Bella, Solinia, Vantia, La Valle and Strianese. Compared to the Roma tomato, San Marzano tomatoes are thinner and more pointed. The flesh is much thicker with fewer seeds, and the taste is stronger, sweeter, and less acidic. Many people have described the taste as bittersweet.

 

 

Angel Hair Pasta with Simple Red Sauce and Shellfish
  • 1 large can 28 ounces San Marzano organic canned peeled tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced razor thin
  • 1 small onion, sliced razor thin
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 tablespoons fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt. or to own taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • A Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • A splash of red wine, optional
Other ingredients
  • 1 pound angel hair pasta
  • 24 fresh small neck clams, cleaned and steamed
  • 12 fresh extra-large shrimp, shells removed and cleaned
  • 12 fresh oysters, scrubbed, cleaned and steamed
  • 1/4 cup white raisins (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, into sliced in ribbons
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, for noodles
  • 1 tablespoon of salt, for water
  • 1 tablespoon oil, for water

 

 

Beforehand note: Our family has literally been known to use an actual razor blade to slice the garlic. It will be so thin it will melt in the oil. You can find them at any Lowes or Home Depot in the paint department.

 

Directions
  1. In a frying pan, put the 3 Tbsp olive oil, the onion, and the four cloves garlic. Stir frequently over medium heat, until onion is golden, but not brown. Remove garlic cloves and discard.
  2. Drain canned tomatoes, saving ¼ cup liquid. Place liquid and tomatoes in a blender for four seconds only. Slowly pour pureed tomatoes into the frying pan, stirring constantly, being sure the oil isn’t too hot, or it will spatter.
  3. Add a splash of wine, salt, sugar, pepper,  basil, pepper flakes, and oregano. Mix well. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring sauce a few times.
  4. In the meantime, heat large pot of water to boiling. Add 1 tablespoon salt. When water comes to a full boil, add spaghetti and stir. When done,(angel hair cooks very fast) pour into colander and drain. Return noodles to pot. Add oil. Toss noodles.

 

NOTE: Steam your seafood in advance. Make sure you clean all seafood, scrub clams, and oysters, and devein shrimp after removing shells of shrimp. Oysters will mostly open when ready, remove top shell when done. If you are unsure how long it takes to steam please take the time to read below.

Clams: 8-10 minutes till fully open
Oysters: 8-10 minutes till fully open
Shrimp: 4 minutes, till pink

 
Assembly
  1. Place a nest of angel hair the on the plate, lightly cover with sauce, on each plate evenly distribute clams, shrimp, and opened oysters the on sauce.
  2. Drizzle extra sauce lightly over seafood. Sprinkle with basil ribbons, chopped parsley, and top with white raisins (optional).

 

 

 

Angel Hair Pasta with Red Sauce and Shellfish
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Angel Hair Pasta with Simple Red Sauce and Shellfish is made from quality organic tomatoes, various seafood such as clams, oysters, shrimp, Italian herbs, and seasoning.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Angel Hair Pasta, Red Sauce, Shellfish
Servings: 6 People
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
Red Sauce
  • 4 cloves Garlic sliced razor thin
  • 1 small Onion sliced razor thin
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 28- ounce- can San Marzano Peeled Tomatoes crushed in blender
  • 3 tablespoon Fresh Basil chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Rosemary chopped
  • Kosher Salt to own taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon White Pepper
  • 1 pinch Red Pepper Flakes or to own taste
  • 1 splash Red Table Wine optional
Other Ingredients
  • 1 pound Angel Hair Pasta cooked al dente
  • Oil for pasta water
  • 24 Fresh small neck clams, cleaned and steamed
  • 12 Fresh extra-large shrimp, shells removed and cleaned or more if smaller
  • 12 Fresh oysters, scrubbed, cleaned and steamed
  • 1/4 cup White Raisins or Golden *Optional*
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Basil, into sliced in ribbons garnish
  • 2 tablespoons Chopped Flat-leaf Parsley garnish
Instructions
  1. In a frying pan, put the 3 Tbsp olive oil, the onion, and the four cloves garlic. Stir frequently over medium heat, until onion is golden, but not brown. Remove garlic cloves and discard.
  2. Drain canned tomatoes, saving ¼ cup liquid. Place liquid and tomatoes in a blender for four seconds only. Slowly pour the pureed tomatoes into the frying pan, stirring constantly, being sure the oil isn’t too hot, or it will spatter.
  3. Add a splash of wine, kosher salt, white pepper, basil, pepper flakes, and oregano. Mix well. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring sauce a few times.
  4. In the meantime, heat a large pot of water to boiling point. Add 1 tablespoon Kosher salt. When water comes to a full boil, add pasta and stir. When done,(angel hair cooks very fast) pour into colander and drain. Return noodles to pot. 
NOTE:
  1. Steam your seafood in advance. Make sure you clean all seafood, scrub clams, and oysters, and devein shrimp after removing shells of shrimp. Oysters will mostly open when ready, remove top shell when done. If you are unsure how long it takes to steam please take the time to read below.
  2. Clams: 8-10 minutes, Oysters: 8-10 minutes, Shrimp: 4 minutes
Assembly
  1. Place a nest of angel hair the on the plate, lightly cover with sauce, on each plate evenly distribute clams, shrimp, and opened oysters the on sauce. Drizzle extra sauce lightly over seafood. Sprinkle with basil ribbons, chopped parsley, and top with white raisins (optional).

 

 

 

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Angel Hair Pasta with Simple Red Sauce and Shellfish is made from quality organic tomatoes, various seafood such as clams, oysters, shrimp,  Italian herbs, and seasoning.

 

 

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