Spaghetti alla Busara


Spaghetti alla Busara

Savory Seafood Delight: Spaghetti alla Busara

Indulge in the flavors of the Italian coast with this exquisite dish, Spaghetti alla Busara. This traditional recipe showcases the essence of Italian cuisine, combining fresh seafood with aromatic herbs and a rich tomato sauce.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

25 minutes

45 minutes

4 servings


Pescatarian, Dairy-free, Gluten-free (when using gluten-free spaghetti), Mediterranean diet, Low-calorie diet

Shellfish, Gluten (if not using gluten-free spaghetti), Dairy (if serving with Parmesan cheese)

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Nut-free



  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 420 kcal / 1760 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 10g, 2g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 55g, 8g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. 2.
    In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until translucent.
  3. 3.
    Add the mixed seafood to the pan and cook for a few minutes until they start to turn pink.
  4. 4.
    Pour in the white wine and let it simmer for a minute to reduce slightly.
  5. 5.
    Stir in the canned diced tomatoes, tomato paste, dried oregano, dried basil, and red pepper flakes (if using). Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. 6.
    Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for about 15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  7. 7.
    Add the cooked spaghetti to the pan and toss it with the sauce until well coated.
  8. 8.
    Serve the Spaghetti alla Busara hot, garnished with freshly chopped parsley and grated Parmesan cheese.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Seafood — Ensure that the seafood is fresh and properly cleaned before cooking to enhance the flavors of the dish.
  • Canned diced tomatoes — Opt for high-quality canned tomatoes to ensure a rich and flavorful sauce.
  • White wine — Choose a dry white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio to complement the seafood.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a spicier kick, increase the amount of red pepper flakes.
  • Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice before serving to brighten the flavors.
  • If you prefer a smoother sauce, blend the canned diced tomatoes before adding them to the pan.
  • Experiment with different types of seafood based on your preferences and availability.
  • Serve the Spaghetti alla Busara with a side of garlic bread to complete the meal.

Serving advice

Serve the Spaghetti alla Busara hot, accompanied by a slice of crusty bread to mop up the delicious sauce. Pair it with a fresh green salad for a well-rounded meal.

Presentation advice

Garnish the dish with a sprinkle of freshly chopped parsley and a generous dusting of grated Parmesan cheese. Serve it in a deep pasta bowl to showcase the vibrant colors of the seafood and sauce.