Spicy Tomato Sauce

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 yellow onion finely diced
4 garlic cloves minced
1/2 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
28 ounces whole peeled tomatoes
15 ounces crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup minced fresh basil leaves
1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano
Salt and pepper to taste

Seafood Pasta
Use any combination of fish that you like

1 pound bucatini or fettuccini
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 thinly sliced garlic cloves
1 pound black mussels, scrubbed and beards removed or small clams
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 pound extra large shrimp, peeled, deveined with tails intact
1/4 pound bay scallops
1/4 pound squid bodies (thinly sliced)
1 recipe Spicy Tomaro sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
Garnish: fresh basil leaves

Directions for the sauce

Place a pot over medium heat and add oil. Add onions and sauté for about 5 minutes or until the onions start to get translucent. Season with salt and pepper.

Add garlic and crushed red pepper flakes and continue to sauté for about 1 to 2 minutes.

Stir in tomato paste and cook for about 2 minutes, while stirring, until the paste turns a deep red color.

Add whole tomatoes and break each tomato apart with a wooden spoon. Season with salt and pepper.

Lower heat to medium-low, stir in the crushed tomato and simmer for about 25 minutes.

Directions for Seafood Pasta

Place a high-sided sauté pan over medium heat. Add oil and sliced garlic and cook for 1 minute.

Add mussels or clams and toss together with oil and garlic.
Increase heat to medium-high, add lemon juice and cover the pan with a lid.

Keep the pan covered for about 2 minutes or until mussels open up.

Remove lid, add shrimp and cover again for about 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp turns opaque.

Remove the lid once again, and add bay scallops and squid bodies and tentacles. Cover one last time for about 30 seconds to 1 minute or until tentacles curl.

Season with salt and pepper and toss together.

Remove the lid and stir the sauce into the seafood mixture.

Lower heat to medium and simmer sauce for about 2 minutes.

Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Add a small handful of salt and add pasta. Boil pasta, stirring occasionally until al dente.

Strain pasta and pour it into a large serving dish. Add the seafood sauce and stir gently. Serve in individual pasta bowls.