Cold pasta with seafood salad for a summer lunch

Perfect for those who can't give up pasta even with the hot sun, salad pasta is always a good idea

Perfect for those who can't give up pasta even with the hot sun, salad pasta is always a good idea

Today we want the sea, even at the table: after a day in the sun, immersed in the scents of our splendid sea, we want a tasty but light lunch. With the skin covered with salt and light clothes, we approach the stoves ready to prepare a truly incredible recipe.

The ingredients are few, but they must be chosen with great care: mussels, clams, shrimp.

We bought mussels and clams from our trusted fishmonger but not without checking that they were fresh and fragrant. The clams are still alive and we leave them in their water a little longer. Shrimps have a bright red color and shiny eyes.

We are ready: in a few minutes we will be on the table!

The extra idea? If you want, you can add squid, octopus, tuna or anchovies in oil. The only limit is your imagination.


340 g Antonio Amato Penne Rigate

250 g. clams

250 g mussels

150 g shrimps

Antonio Amato extra virgin olive oil EVO to taste

salt to taste

peper to taste

parsley to taste

lemon zest

1 clove garlic


The most challenging part of the procedure is the cleaning of mussels, clams and shrimp.

Wash all the ingredients well, the mussels should be well brushed and deprived of their whiskers. The clams are left to rest in a bowl with lightly salted water to remove all the sand inside them. Shrimps should be rinsed and deprived of both head and shell.

Bring the salted water to the boil in a saucepan and add the striped feathers.

Meanwhile in a pan with a drizzle of oil and a clove of garlic, cook mussels and clams, cover everything and wait for them to open. Lastly, add the prawns, which will cook very quickly (no more than a minute).

Shell the mussels and larger clams and set aside the smaller ones for decoration. When the pasta is ready, add it to the sauce, mix well and do not forget to add a sprinkling of previously chopped fresh parsley and grated lemon zest.

Your sea-scented pasta salad will have to wait only a few minutes in the refrigerator or at room temperature before being eaten.


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