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Seafood Zucchini Pasta Recipe

There are so many Paleo recipes out there that work well as everyday staples. But we all have times when we want a more involved recipe that’s designed to impress. This seafood pasta recipe accomplishes exactly this.

Seafood Zucchini Pasta

There’s no dancing around it – this recipe does take some time to prep, and the ingredients aren’t exactly cheap. But if you’re looking for a home-cooked meal that will wow your guests, this is the recipe for you.

Even though this recipe seems difficult, this is actually a one-pot meal – once you’ve overcome the work of gathering and prepping your ingredients, this recipe is as simple as adding everything to the same pot at different intervals and waiting for your seafood to cook through.

This recipe, while spiced up just a bit, really relies on the flavors of the seafood to make the dish successful. This means locating and purchasing the highest-quality seafood for your area.

To be honest, not everyone should go with fresh seafood – depending on your location, imported fresh seafood might be significantly older and lower quality than what’s available frozen.

Go with whichever seems to work best, and if you’re lucky enough to live on the coast, definitely check out a local fisherman’s market for some of the best selections.

This is a great main course that doesn’t really need sides to work as a complete meal. If you are preparing this for a fancy dinner, try adding some Paleo-friendly desserts to the menu. For an adults-only meal, prep a pitcher of sangria for the table as well.

Seafood Zucchini Pasta Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 20 min Cook: 25 min

Ingredients

Seafood Zucchini Pasta Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. Melt cooking fat in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic and cook until fragrant, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Pour in the fish stock and bring to a boil.
  4. Add in the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, basil, oregano, and chili flakes; season to taste with salt and pepper, and give everything a good stir.
  5. Let the sauce simmer for 5 to 8 minutes.
  6. Add the scallops, shrimp, and crab meat; cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until the shrimp redden.
  7. Add the spiralized zucchini and clams; cover and cook until clams open (6 to 8 minutes).
  8. Serve the pasta topped with fresh basil or parsley.
Seafood Zucchini Pasta Recipe
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Seafood Zucchini Pasta Recipe

Looking for a dinner for a special evening in? This decadent seafood and zucchini pasta dish is perfect for creating an impressive main course.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword seafood, zucchini, zucchini pasta
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 306kcal
Cost 10

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 zucchinis spiralized
  • 15 to 20 clams
  • 6 oz. sea scallops
  • 6 oz. shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 6 oz. cooked crab meat
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 tbsp. fresh basil minced
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup fish stock
  • 1-2 tbsp. cooking fat
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Melt cooking fat in a skillet over medium heat.
    1-2 tbsp. cooking fat
  • Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic and cook until fragrant, 4 to 5 minutes.
    1 bell pepper, 1 onion, 3 garlic cloves
  • Pour in the fish stock and bring to a boil.
    1/2 cup fish stock
  • Add in the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, basil, oregano, and chili flakes; season to taste with salt and pepper, and give everything a good stir.
    2 tomatoes, 2 tbsp. fresh basil, 1 tsp. dried oregano, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • Let the sauce simmer for 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Add the scallops, shrimp, and crab meat; cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until the shrimp redden.
    6 oz. sea scallops, 6 oz. shrimp, 6 oz. cooked crab meat
  • Add the spiralized zucchini and clams; cover and cook until clams open (6 to 8 minutes).
    3 to 4 zucchinis, 15 to 20 clams
  • Serve the pasta topped with fresh basil or parsley.

Nutrition

Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 539mg | Sodium: 2175mg | Potassium: 865mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1980IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 299mg | Iron: 5mg