Florida Seafood Pasta in a White Wine Sauce

Florida Seafood Pasta in a White Wine Sauce

One of my most favorite things to order at an Italian restaurant is clams casino or any kind of seafood with pasta. I love it. I cannot get enough mussels, clams, lobster, whatever, you name it, I love it. When my friend, Ricky, asked me to contribute a recipe to his new guide to Orlando restaurants that highlighted local ingredients…I knew I had to make a seafood pasta dish!

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Florida Seafood Pasta in a White Wine Sauce

First, I start the water boiling for the pasta. Then, I prep the lobster. Cut along the bottom of the lobster tail and the top too. Then, pull out the tail and chop it up. Scrub the clams.

Florida Seafood Pasta in a White Wine Sauce

Melt the butter and cook the garlic. Then, add white wine and olive oil and bring to a boil. Then add the clams. Cook those until most have opened and then add the lobster. Toss in the pasta and serve with parsley and parmesan cheese.

Florida Seafood Pasta in a White Wine Sauce

Don’t you just want to dive in? The butter adds another dimension to the white wine sauce and I’m thoroughly obsessed with this dish and I hope you will be too! Planning a visit to Orlando anytime soon, be sure to pick this guide up!

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Florida Seafood Pasta in a White Wine Sauce Recipe

Yield: serves 3-4

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Once your family and friends taste this wonderful pasta dish, they won't believe how easy it is to make! I used Florida littleneck clams and Florida lobster along with white wine made from Florida grapes. Serve with a salad made from locally grown greens and your favorite crusty bread.


8 oz. linguine pasta

2 Tablespoons unsalted butter

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup San Sebastian Reserva white wine

1/4 cup olive oil

12-16 Florida littleneck clams, scrubbed clean

1 Florida lobster tail, approx. 3 oz., chopped (remove lobster from shell by cutting through the bottom of the shell with kitchen shears)

salt and pepper

2 Tablespoons chopped Italian parsley

Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, grated (optional)


Bring salted water to a boil and prepare linguine according to instructions.

Meanwhile, in a heavy bottomed pot or French oven, melt butter on medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add wine and olive oil and bring to a boil on medium high to high heat. Add clams and cook for 7-10 minutes or until all clams have opened up. During the last two minutes of cooking, add the chopped lobster. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Add the cooked pasta to the seafood pot and mix to allow the clam sauce to coat the pasta. Add parsley and parmigiano reggiano cheese and serve immediately.

From The Little Kitchen and included in Food Lovers' Guide to Orlando: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings by Ricky Ly, Globe Pequot 2013

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32 Responses to “Florida Seafood Pasta in a White Wine Sauce”

  1. 1
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 3, 2013 @ 6:12 pm

    Love all of the flavors in this! I’m a huge seafood lover so this dish here is just SCREAMING my name!


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    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — May 3, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

    Fantastic-looking dish, Julie!


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    Tieghan — May 3, 2013 @ 9:16 pm

    Yes, I want to dive in!!! This look so good! Love it Julie!


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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — May 4, 2013 @ 12:08 am

    This is beautiful! I miss having seafood since I have moved away from Florida.


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    Caroline — May 4, 2013 @ 8:18 am

    This is so, so beautiful! Between the pasta, the white wine sauce and all that great seafood…I could eat that every single day!


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    Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs — May 4, 2013 @ 11:17 am

    Oh man, just reading over this recipe makes me yearn for the beach! YUM!


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    Diane — May 4, 2013 @ 11:38 am

    I could go for some of that right now, it would make a yummy breakfast, right? Ill be think bing about it all day!


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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — May 4, 2013 @ 11:48 am

    Absolutely gorgeous dish, Julie! Love the sound of the white wine sauce!


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    Robin {Mom Foodie} — May 4, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

    Looks very similar to what we serve here as Frutti de Mare.


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    Shanna@ pineapple and coconut — May 5, 2013 @ 7:13 pm

    This looks SO good!! I am with you I love seafood pasta at Italian restaurants and one thing I love is steamed clams or any kind of clam dish really. I am adding this to my list of dishes to make soon! Oh and I LOVE the bowl you used – my fave color!


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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — May 6, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    Freakin’ love seafood pasta. This looks AMAZING Julie!!


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    Stephanie@Henry Happened — May 6, 2013 @ 12:13 pm

    this looks decadent! I don’t cook much seafood, but I think I might give this a try…


  13. 13
    Carla @ Carlas Confections — May 6, 2013 @ 12:51 pm

    Holy cow that couldnt look more perfect!!! Yuuuuuumm!


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    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — May 6, 2013 @ 3:41 pm

    Oh em gee. You must be reading my mind! I FINALLY am starting to like clams after what feel like 98 years of missing out. Can’t wait to try this, Saint Julie 😉


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    Sarah W. Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) — May 6, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

    That looks incredible! We are huge clam and lobster fans here … but I’ve never had lobster in pasta — I am clearly missing out. Can’t wait to make this.


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    Nutmeg Nanny — May 6, 2013 @ 10:10 pm

    Wow! I’m not a fan of seafood, but I even think this looks delicious :)


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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — May 7, 2013 @ 12:01 am

    This is seriously my daughters fav pasta dish everrr! She always steals all of the clams :(


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    shelly (cookies and cups) — May 7, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    My family will LOVE this! They are huge LInguine and Clam people, and this looks even better :)


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    Wendy — May 7, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

    What an impressive looking dish! The light wine sauce makes it a perfect warm weather pasta!


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    Linda | The Urban Mrs — May 8, 2013 @ 12:42 am

    I hear you – it’s my favorite pasta dish, too…with lots of scallops and clams. Yum! I can’t wait to try this at home.


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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — May 8, 2013 @ 12:59 am

    Ricky did a fab job! Love the book and this pasta looks like a winner :)


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    Melissa — May 8, 2013 @ 4:55 pm

    Looks seriously tasty. Perfectly light and fresh for a summer evening with a glass of wine. Can’t wait to try!


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    Maria — May 8, 2013 @ 7:57 pm

    I’m so happy that you posted this recipe! I’ve been thinking about making a dinner dish with clams that my picky little boys would enjoy, too, and I wanted to report that this recipe was a huge success! Thanks for sharing another great one :)


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    Lindsay — May 9, 2013 @ 6:32 pm

    Fantastic! Wish we could get seafood like this in Tennessee!


    • Julie Deily replied: May 10th, 2013 @ 10:08 am

      I can’t imagine not being able to! Will you just move down to Florida? 😉


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    Suzanne — May 11, 2013 @ 7:10 pm

    Congratulations on having a recipe in Ricky’s book! This pasta looks sooo good. I’m a sucker for fresh seafood.


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    I love sea food so much. It’s not that easy to get a fresh one in Berlin, but I managed to find few places. Each friday I can buy something delicious :)


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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — May 14, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

    Congratulations on being included in the guide! Nice. :)

    And somehow I’ve never had lobster or clams. I don’t like seafood in general but I guess I should at least give them a try. This looks great and love the white wine sauce!


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    Nicole — May 16, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

    WANT! My mouth is watering just looking at this picture. I don’t know why, but I’ve always been afraid to cook my own seafood. I feel like it never comes out as good as it does at the restaurant.


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    The Crying Cook — May 19, 2013 @ 9:05 pm

    This looks like the perfect summer pasta dish!


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    Alexander — May 21, 2013 @ 3:04 am

    I love sea food with wine. You share a wonderful recipe of pasta. I never know that wine is also an ingredient, which can use to make the pasta. It looks too good in pictures. I am eager to try it at home and enjoy with wine.


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