Zuppa Di Pesce Fra Di Avolo


An Italian favorite, best with a nice red wine and Frank Sinatra playing in the background.

close up view of Zuppa Di Pesce Fra Di Avolo in a pan
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
10 servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 pounds sea scallops

  • 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 pound calamari rings

  • 24 mussels, cleaned and debearded

  • 24 littleneck clams, scrubbed and rinsed

  • 3 (14.5 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 (6.5 ounce) cans chopped clams

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes

  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 (16 ounce) packages linguine pasta


  1. Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir sea scallops, shrimp, and calamari rings in the hot oil until scallops and calamari are opaque and shrimp are pink, about 5 minutes.

  2. Bring a separate pot of water to a boil and add mussels and littleneck clams to the boiling water; cook until shells have opened, about 3 minutes. Remove shellfish and rinse with hot water.

  3. Pour crushed tomatoes, water, 2 cans chopped clams, 1/4 cup olive oil, onion, red pepper flakes, garlic, oregano, parsley, and salt into a large pot and bring to a boil. Stir cooked scallops, shrimp, calamari, mussels in shells, and littleneck clams in shells into tomato mixture. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour.

  4. About 10 minutes before serving, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook the linguine at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 10 minutes; drain and rinse pasta in hot water to prevent sticking. Serve seafood and sauce over pasta.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

775 Calories
17g Fat
81g Carbs
72g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 775
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 330mg 110%
Sodium 957mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 81g 29%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 72g
Vitamin C 34mg 171%
Calcium 259mg 20%
Iron 29mg 162%
Potassium 1578mg 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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