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Shrimp and Scallop Arrabbiata

Arrabbiata is Italian for "angry" and often refers to the classic combination of tomatoes, pancetta, and hot pepper. Substitute bacon for the pancetta, if you prefer.

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup pasta, 2 cups shrimp mixture, and 2 teaspoons basil)


  • 1 none (9-ounce) package fresh linguine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 8 ounces peeled and deveined large shrimp
  • 8 ounces bay scallops
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup prechopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 ounce pancetta, chopped
  • 4 none (14.5-ounce) cans organic stewed tomatoes, undrained (such as Muir Glen)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil


Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain. Set aside and keep warm.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and scallops to pan; sprinkle with salt. Sauté 3 minutes or until almost done. Remove shrimp mixture from pan.

Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, fennel seeds, pepper, and pancetta to pan; sauté 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Return shrimp mixture to pan; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat. Serve shrimp mixture over pasta. Sprinkle with basil.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 480none
  • Calories from fat: 23%
  • Fat: 11.9g
  • Saturated fat: 2.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Protein: 33.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 55.4g
  • Fiber: 5.7g
  • Cholesterol: 110mg
  • Iron: 4.2mg
  • Sodium: 718mg
  • Calcium: 59mg

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