We’re bringing classy back, one calamari ring at a time. This dish is tangy with a kick to compliment fresh or frozen fish. Celery breaks up the heat and capers add just enough salt to enhance but not overpower the sauce. Plus, it’s insanely simple to make.

Just toss everything in the sauce and let it #werk.

Spicy Lemon Caper Seafood Pasta

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:20 minutes
  • Total Time:25 minutes
  • Servings:4-6
  • Easy


  • 1 package of spaghetti of your choice
  • 1 large can of tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1 oz capers
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon basil flakes
Photo by Shalayne Pulia
  • Step 1

    Let seafood (or just frozen shrimp) defrost while sauteeing chopped onions and garlic. Bring sauce, paste, lemon juice, capers, chopped celery, basil, parsley, black pepper, crushed red pepper and garlic salt to a boil.

    Photo by Shalayne Pulia
  • Step 2

    Add in seafood and bring to a boil. Then simmer for about 10 minutes or until seafood is heated through.

    Photo by Shalayne Pulia
  • Step 3

    Boil pasta halfway then drain and cook the rest of the way until pasta is al dente.

    Photo by Shalayne Pulia
  • Step 4

    Serve with a parsley flake garnish.

    Photo by Shalayne Pulia