Spaghetti alla marinara

I have been asked many times by my friends for the recipes of various Italian pasta or risotto.  In Milan, I have the opportunity to learn from some of the best cooks for the most authentic Italian dishes.  So today, I am going to share with you “Spaghetti alla marinara”.

        Ingredients: (serves 4)

  • 400 gm spaghetti
  • 1 kg fresh clams  w/ shells ( vongole)
  • 300 gm small squid ( calamari)
  • 300 gm small octopus (polpo)
  • 300 gm shrimps (gamberi)
  • 400 gm tomatoes (polmodori) (can or fresh)
  • 1/2 onion (cipolla)
  • 1 small chili pepper (peperoncino)(optional)
  • parsley (prezzemolo)
  • salt
  1. First, soak and wash the clams.  Put in a pan with a bit of oil and cook till all clams are opened.  Remove from pan and take out all clams from shells.  Leave it aside.


  2. Wash and cut squid and octopus into tiny pieces.
  3. Wash and remove the shells of the shrimps.
  4. Cut onion , tomatoes and chili pepper into small pieces.
  5. seafood cut into small pieces

    Cut parsley into small pieces.

  6. In a pot or pan, heat up 2-3 tablespoon of olive oil with medium heat, put in onion and cook until translucent, then add in chili pepper.
  7. Put in octopus and squid and cook for 3 mins then add in tomatoes and cook for another 10 mins. (Meanwhile, heat up a pot of  water with salt and when water is boiling, add in the spaghetti and cook according to package. Drain well.)
  8. Then put in shrimps and clams and cook for another 2-3 mins. Season with salt according to personal preference.
  9. Add in parsley (2 teaspoon) then spaghetti.  Make sure all spaghetti are coated with sauce.
  10. Transfer onto casserole and garnish with parsley.

Buon appetito!

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4 Responses to Spaghetti alla marinara

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