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Vermicelli Sinatra: An Amazing Seafood Pasta Dish

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Vermicelli Sinatra

Vermicelli Sinatra is a favorite for Gary and me to make for New Year’s Eve. It was especially loved by my wonderful mother-in-law, Elaine. One of those traditions that Gary and I enjoy today.

I will always enjoy and treasure the time Elaine and I spent in the kitchen. She got this recipe from a well-known restaurant in New York; I just don’t recall the name.


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Vermicelli Sinatra

This recipe is easy and fast. It makes a very impressive dish with little effort!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy, impressive, Pasta, seafood
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 375kcal


  • 1/4 lb. butter
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 small onions, chopped fine
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Italian plum tomatoes, drained (save to use for another recipe!)
  • 3/4 - 1 lb. raw shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1 dozen small littleneck clams in shell, rinsed and cleaned
  • 2 cans chopped clams, don't drain - use clam juice
  • 1 1/2 cups dry white wine
  • Few sprigs fresh parsley, chopped
  • Pinch dry oregano
  • 1 lb. vermicelli or thin spaghetti
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Melt butter and add oil in large saucepan.
  • Add onions and garlic and cook about 10 minutes
  • Add tomatoes and parsley, reduce heat and simmer about 5-minutes
  • Add shrimp, clams, wine, oregano, salt and pepper
    shrimp and clams
  • Cover and simmer on low for about 15-minutes. Don't overcook the seafood!
  • Cook vermicelli according to package directions and strain.
  • Add to sauce and serve with some crusty bread. Enjoy!


The liquid is not supposed to be thick.
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Vermicelli Sinatra, ouritalianjourney.com





vermicelli sinatra, ouritalianjourney.com

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