In all its various shapes, sizes, and textures, pasta provides the perfect backdrop for your favorite combinations of seafood, sauces, and seasonings. Find great ideas for salads, casseroles, Italian-accented bowls big enough for a family -- even pad thai -- in our collection of 32 fish and shellfish recipes that really use their noodles.
Saute shrimp with scallions and peas, then simmer with white wine, lemon zest, and red-pepper flakes to create a light sauce. Toss with hot cooked fusilli pasta and watercress (or spinach leaves) until the greens wilt.
You can use fresh or canned sardines in this spaghetti dish from Mario Batali, seasoned with orange zest and fennel bulb, fennel seeds, and fennel pollen, a sweet-and-intense spice that is harvested from the plant's flower. Look for it at gourmet grocery stores and from online sources.
Not your typical tuna casserole, this one begins with an emulsified sauce made by pureeing onion, anchovies, artichoke hearts, capers, and Parmesan with olive oil. Stir tuna, lemon zest, parsley, and cooked macaroni into the sauce, and bake until bubbling and browned.