Try These Fresh Pasta Dishes with Seafood this Summer

Try These Fresh Pasta Dishes with Seafood this Summer


Summer pasta party, anyone? Do you want to look beyond simple white or red sauce pasta topped with basil leaves? How about pairing pasta dishes with seafood? If you find seafood delectable, pairing it with your pasta will surely make it irresistible.

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Here is a roundup of fresh pasta recipes that pair well with seafood and act as a summer pasta party dish.

Try These Fresh Pasta Dishes with Seafood this Summer

All the recipes listed below are simple and creative enough for anyone to follow.

1.    Lobster bake pasta recipe

Lobster in summer with pasta? Is it a good combination? Yes, summer is the best time to eat lobster. Not only are lobsters more easily available in the summer, but combining them with pasta adds to the pleasure and satisfaction. Believe us, this seafood with pasta in all its glory is a good choice.

For this recipe, all you need is:

  • Pasta of your choice
  • Cooked lobster meat, 1 12 pounds (diced)
  • 1 medium-sized chopped onion
  • Cheese of your choice
  • Refined wheat flour: 1 ½ cups
  • Some seasonings like nutmeg (optional), black pepper, and salt


Step 1: Cook the pasta. Take a pan and fill it half with water. Add a pinch of salt to it. Once the water has reached its boiling point, add pasta to it. Boil the pasta depending on how you like it. Take a hint from the package instructions.

Step 2: Drain the pasta once it’s done.

Step 3: Now, it’s time to prepare the creamy sauce. Put a heavy pan over a medium flame, add butter, and let it melt. Now, add the chopped onions and cook until soft. Add chopped tomatoes and green and yellow capsicum (optional).

Step 4: Add refined wheat flour while continually whisking. Once everything is mixed well, add 1 quart of milk and keep whisking. You can add a bit more milk depending on the consistency you like.

Meanwhile, it’s time to preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 5: Once the sauce has thickened a bit, grate the cheese of your choice. Add all the other seasonings (pepper, salt, oregano, nutmeg) you have in your pantry.

Step 6: Add the drained pasta and diced lobster to the sauce and mix well. Turn off the heat.

Step 7: Take a convection-safe casserole, butter it, and spread the pasta mixture evenly over it. You can top it with breadcrumbs, more grated cheese, and parsley. Bake it for 30 to 35 minutes until the top is golden brown.

Serve it hot!

Disclaimer: Lobster Bake Pasta is also one of our signature dishes your taste buds will thank you for.

2.    Shrimp and tomato cream sauce pasta

Shrimp is another go-to seafood in the summer. But will it work with pasta? Yes, shrimp pasta is best for outdoor backyard parties and makes for a great protein-rich lunch or dinner recipe. It’s an innovative way to pack your meal with needed nutrients.

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For this recipe, all you need is:

  • Penne pasta
  • Cherry tomatoes, 5 to 6
  • Large and peeled raw shrimp
  • Heavy cream (substitute – cheese)
  • Minced shallots and garlic


Step 1: Boil the pasta in a pan half-filled with water and a pinch of salt.

Step 2: Drain and set aside once done.

Step 3: Take a large skillet over a medium-high flame. Add butter. Once it melts, add 4 to 5 cherry tomatoes cut into halves. Cook them until they are soft and start to lose their juices.

Step 4: Now add the minced shallot and garlic. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes. You can also add other veggies of your choice at this stage.

Step 5: Add the peeled raw shrimp to the mixture and cook until the shrimp are soft. Keep stirring in between.

Step 6: Once everything is well combined, add salt, pepper, oregano, and heavy cream (or grated cheese). You can turn the heat off before adding the cream. Keep stirring while adding cream until the sauce thickens.

Step 7: Finally, add in the drained pasta. Garnish with fresh tarragon (or basil, sesame seeds, or basil leaves).

Serve hot, and enjoy!

3.    Quick tuna pasta salad

Everyone is always on the hunt for quick lunch or dinner recipes. A healthy salad recipe always comes to the rescue at this stage. Tuna makes for a good summer seafood dish, rich in protein and low in fat. Pairing tuna with pasta is one healthy way of eating pasta.

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Here is how you can add to your pasta salad and relish all your favorites in a single dish:

For this recipe, all you need is:

  • Rotini pasta (you can replace it with any type of pasta at your disposal)
  • Canned tuna
  • Ranch dressing mix
  • Vinegar
  • Honey
  • Cherry tomatoes: 2 cups
  • Thinly sliced onion 1 small-sized
  • Sliced hot banana peppers (or any chili)
  • Baby arugula (or basil leaves, pesto leaves, kale, tarragon, etc.)


Step 1: Cook the pasta in hot, boiling water for as long as the package instructions specify.

Step 2: Drain it and let it cool.

Step 3: Prepare the dressing. Take a bowl and add your ranch dressing mix. Ranch dressing can also be made at home. It’s a dry mixture of dill, dry buttermilk powder, garlic powder, and onion powder.

Add your desired dressing mix to the bowl with 1 tablespoon vinegar, 2 tablespoons honey, lemon juice or zest, and salt. Mix everything well together and slowly drizzle olive oil while whisking continuously.

Step 4: Take a bowl big enough to accommodate the cooked pasta. Pour the pasta into it. Add all the veggies to it – cherry tomatoes, banana peppers, and onions. You can also add corn. Now drizzle the dressing over it and mix by tossing gently.

Step 5: Finally, add the green toppings (arugula leaves) and serve at room temperature.

4.    Cheesy salmon pasta

Salmon is another summer seafood that is safe to eat. There are several benefits associated with eating salmon in the summer. It keeps your body hydrated. It is also a rich source of vitamin D and also acts as a stress and depression reducer, and a lot more. Pasta combines well with salmon. In fact, it’s one of the top side dishes that go with it.

Here is a cheesy salmon pasta recipe to try this summer:

All you need is:

  • Salmon, 1 large fillet
  • Linguine pasta (or pasta of your choice)
  • Minced garlic, butter
  • Heavy cream or cheese
  • Spinach leaves


Step 1: Cook the pasta. You know the drill by now. Put a pan filled with water and a pinch of salt over a medium-to-high flame. Once the water starts boiling, add the pasta and let it cook.

Step 2: Drain and set it aside when it softens.

Step 3: Preheat your oven to the highest temperature (450 degrees F). In the meantime, take an oven-safe pan and place the salmon over it, skin side down. Season it with salt and black pepper. Once the oven is preheated, place it inside and set the timer for 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 4: Prepare the sauce. Put a pan over a medium to low flame. Add butter and minced garlic while mixing it. Once the garlic has turned soft, add the spinach. Once wilted, add lemon zest (or lemon juice), white wine (optional), grated cheese or cream, salt, and pepper. You can also add 2 tablespoons of milk to get the consistency of a sauce (if it’s too thick).

Once done, add the drained pasta and mix everything well together. Turn off the heat.

Step 5: Take the salmon out of the oven if it’s done. Cut the salmon into pieces of the size you like. Transfer your pasta and sauce to a bowl. Add the salmon chunks from the top.

The summer party meal is now ready to relish. It’s better served hot. Reheating it in small batches may also work, as long as you can ensure the sauce is not burned.

So, how many of these summer pasta recipes are you going to try? If you are not in the mood of cooking and want to explore some unique signature dishes, PRIME will be happy to serve you. Book your table today.