Recipes Creamy Portuguese Tomato Seafood Pasta

Creamy Portuguese Tomato Seafood Pasta

There is nothing better than a lazy weekender summer lunch that smacks of the sea and can be paired with a crisp unwooded Chardonnay. Here we have a delightful option that showcases one of our newer products that is in the versatile fruit and spice paste range; created with a concentrated pure fruit base infused with spices to form a well balanced taste solution for easy in-home cooking...  


1 large onion, very finely chopped

2 tbsp olive oil

1 packet Cape Herb & Spice Portuguese Tomato Paste

1 cup fresh cream

600g seafood (mussels, prawns, firm white fish, calamari)

1 packet dry linguini



Fry the onion over medium heat in olive oil until soft. Add the Cape Herb & Spice Portuguese Tomato Paste and fry for a few seconds. Add the cream and stir to dissolve the paste. Add the seafood and cook over low heat in the tomato-cream sauce until done. In the meantime, cook the pasta in loads of well-salted, rapidly boiling water. Once al dente, add pasta to the pan of sauce and toss to coat. If it is a bit dry for your liking, add a spoonful or two of the pasta cooking water to moisten. Serve right away with plenty of freshly grated parmesan.

This recipe serves 4.

Recipe concept & photography by Lizet Hartley.

Lizet Hartley is a freelance stills and reel food stylist, food photographer and recipe developer. In her spare time she – rather predictably – cooks. Get more of her recipes on her blog at