Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
47 minutes
Total Time
52 minutes
Yield
Makes 6 servings (1 serving: abot 2 cups)

Joe Bastianich is a famed restaurateur, winemaker, author, and television personality. Bastianich is a judge on the hit FOX series MasterChef and MasterChef Italia in Italy.

His newest book, Restaurant Man, is due to be released in spring 2012. 

How to Make It

Step 1

MAKE SAUCE:

Step 2

Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic to oil and cook, stirring, until golden brown. While garlic browns, pour tomatoes into a bowl; break them up using clean hands. Once garlic is browned, add tomatoes and their juices. Add salt and pepper (and oregano if using).

Step 3

Simmer over low heat for 45 minutes, adding water to keep the sauce from becoming too thick. The sauce should be a rich red color. If it turns brick red, it’s too thick.

Step 4

MAKE PASTA:

Step 5

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking water.

Step 6

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet. Season scallops with salt and pepper; cook over medium high heat, about 2–3 minutes per side, until golden brown on each side. Remove and set aside.

Step 7

In the same pan, cook shrimp until they just turn pink, about 1–2 minutes. Remove and set aside.

Step 8

Add reserved pasta water to pan along with oregano and thyme. Simmer for 10 minutes to create a fish broth, scraping the bottom of the pan with a spatula to release the caramelized bits left over from sautéing into the broth.

Step 9

Once the broth is ready, add mussels with remaining 2 teaspoons oil and cover. Cook 2–3 minutes, removing mussels as soon as they open. Set aside. Repeat with the clams, cooking about 4 minutes. Remove and set aside.

Step 10

Strain the remaining fish broth through a sieve and return to the same pan. Add wine and simmer over medium heat, 2–3 minutes, to burn off the alcohol. Add scallops back to the pan. Then add 1⁄2 cup pomodoro sauce. Add shrimp and a little more pomodoro sauce. Add pasta to the saucepan, stirring to coat with pomodoro sauce. Simmer 2–3 minutes and fold clams and mussels into the pasta. Serve immediately.

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