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Scoglio (Seafood Pasta)

Mortgage and Lending with First Heritage Mortgage NMLS #: 938761

Last weekend I tried out a new recipe from www.health.com.  It turned out so well and our dinner guests loved it, so I want to pass on the goodness to you all! Enjoy! 

Scoglio (Seafood Pasta) Recipe

(Picture from www.health.com)


  • 2 tablespoonsolive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 (16-ounce) can whole Italian tomatoes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoonSicilian oregano (optional)
  • 1 pounddry spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoonsplus 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 4-6 medium size scallops
  • 1/4 teaspoonsalt
  • 1/4 teaspoonpepper
  • 8 medium-size peeled shrimp
  • 1 spring fresh oregano
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 8 mussels
  • 8 clams
  • 1/2 cup white wine



1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic to oil and cook, stirring, until golden brown. While garlic browns, pour tomatoes into a bowl; break them up using clean hands. Once garlic is browned, add tomatoes and their juices. Add salt and pepper (and oregano if using).

2. Simmer over low heat for 45 minutes, adding water to keep the sauce from becoming too thick. The sauce should be a rich red color. If it turns brick red, it’s too thick.


1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking water.

2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet. Season scallops with salt and pepper; cook over medium high heat, about 2–3 minutes per side, until golden brown on each side. Remove and set aside.

3. In the same pan, cook shrimp until they just turn pink, about 1–2 minutes. Remove and set aside.

4. Add reserved pasta water to pan along with oregano and thyme. Simmer for 10 minutes to create a fish broth, scraping the bottom of the pan with a spatula to release the caramelized bits left over from sautéing into the broth.

5. Once the broth is ready, add mussels with remaining 2 teaspoons oil and cover. Cook 2–3 minutes, removing mussels as soon as they open. Set aside. Repeat with the clams, cooking about 4 minutes. Remove and set aside.

6. Strain the remaining fish broth through a sieve and return to the same pan. Add wine and simmer over medium heat, 2–3 minutes, to burn off the alcohol. Add scallops back to the pan. Then add 1⁄2 cup pomodoro sauce. Add shrimp and a little more pomodoro sauce. Add pasta to the saucepan, stirring to coat with pomodoro sauce. Simmer 2–3 minutes and fold clams and mussels into the pasta. Serve immediately.

Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

I was hoping you'd have a picture . . . you did!  Thanks, my vicarious taste buds have been satisfied.

Dec 03, 2014 03:20 AM
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

Sounds delicious. I love seafood, so this is a recipe I'd like to try. 

Dec 03, 2014 03:46 AM
Whitney Watson
First Heritage Mortgage - Henrico, VA

Carla-It's a must try recipe! 

Joe-It was delicious! I hope you try it and enjoy it!

Dec 03, 2014 03:56 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Whitney-This sounds very tasty. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and wishing you a great holiday season

Dec 03, 2014 04:47 AM
Whitney Watson
First Heritage Mortgage - Henrico, VA

Sharon-It was very tasty. I had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I hope you did as well! 

Dec 03, 2014 05:06 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Whitney Watson ....You have no idea how much I love scallops ....I bookmarked this one ...I will have Aimee make this soon!


Dec 03, 2014 05:37 AM
Linda Blumenthal
631-819-2913 - Westhampton Beach, NY
NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR

I can't stand it....this picture is making me hungry!

Dec 03, 2014 08:00 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

WHitney, that looks and sounds delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe.

Dec 03, 2014 12:30 PM
Whitney Watson
First Heritage Mortgage - Henrico, VA

Rob--I love them too! You'll be glad you tried this one out. 

Linda--It makes me hungry too! So many delicious pieces to this recipe. 

Sybil--You're very welcome!

Dec 04, 2014 05:35 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Whitney Watson ....Hope you have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments!

Dec 05, 2014 05:49 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Hi, Whitney.  On Monday, I am off to either Capital Seafood Market, or Southern Seafood, to get the ingredients for this.   Wow, that looks good!

Dec 13, 2014 10:46 AM
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good afternoon Whitney ... looks and sounds delicious .. I absolutely love Italian food ... my favorite.  Thanks for sharing the recipe ... must try it.

Dec 16, 2014 05:09 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This looks good. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Best wishes for a Very Merry Christmas!

Dec 23, 2014 11:32 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

That looks really good and the recipe sounds pretty easy too. Thanks for posting the picture and recipe!

Jan 15, 2015 11:50 AM