Spicy Seafood Pasta with Garlic Mayonnaise

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recipe by Octopus Publishing https://octopusbooks.co.uk/

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Pasta and garlic mayonnaise might seem like an unusual combination, but seafood and garlic mayonnaise go well together so it works beautifully here. Spoon creamy dollops of the punchy garlic mayonnaise on top of the pasta to serve.

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Onion icon
    1 (140g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Fish stock icon
    Fish stock
    3 cups (720ml)
  • Squid icon
    ½ cup
  • Mussels icon
    1 cup
  • Shrimps icon
  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    as needed
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Fennel seeds icon
    Fennel seeds
    about ½ teaspoon (1g)
  • Smoked paprika icon
    Smoked paprika
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Pasta icon
    2½ cups
  • Canned chopped tomatoes icon
    Canned chopped tomatoes
    14 ounces (about 1¾ cups)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Mayonnaise icon
    about ¼ cup (96g)


  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Large cast iron skillet

Step preview

  1. Heat olive oil to a clean large cast iron skillet
  2. Add onion to the large cast iron skillet
  3. Cook until soft - 5 min
  4. Add garlic clove to the pasta
  5. Cook - 1 min
  6. Stir in fennel seeds, smoked paprika and pasta the pasta
  7. Stir until coated - 1 min
  8. Pour canned chopped tomatoes and fish stock into the pasta
  9. Season with salt & pepper
  10. Boil
  11. Simmer - 10 min
  12. Add squid, mussels and shrimps to the pasta
  13. Cook until cooked through - 5 min
  14. Add mayonnaise and garlic clove to a clean medium bowl
  15. Mix with tablespoon
  16. Serve pasta
  17. Sprinkle with fresh parsley
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