Fettuccini de la Mer Recipe - Allrecipes.com
  • READY IN 50 mins

Fettuccini de la Mer

Recipe by  

"For all of the seafood lovers who don't want to eat rich, fat food. This one is for you...velvety and tasty. Try serving with some warm crusty bread, if desired."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    50 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Drop in shrimp and scallops and simmer for 10 minutes; remove the seafood and reserve the seafood water or broth in another bowl.
  2. In the same saucepan, melt the butter and add onion, garlic, red bell pepper and green bell pepper; saute and stir until transparent, but do not brown.
  3. Add flour and mix well until all the vegetables are coated; add some seafood broth slowly, but stirring constantly. Add the imitation crabmeat and mix; add the milk and salt and pepper to taste and mix.
  4. Add the marjoram, basil and tarragon and simmer very gently; stir constantly until the wanted thickness is obtained. Take off of heat and reserve.
  5. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add fettuccini and cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until al dente; drain and cover with the seafood sauce. Serve.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 01, 2003

I have to say that my family was very impressed with this recipe. I substituted lobster for crab. The directions were clear, and well written. The sauce was rich and thick, and very flavorful. Being an experienced cook, it was obvious to me that you would not pour all the seafood cooking liquid into the vegetable mixture, but add only a little at a time, as stated, until desired thickness was reached. I will be filing this with my "keeper" recipes and certainly will share this one with my friends. Thanks for a great recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 11, 2003

This recipe was not as I expected. The recipe is unclear on how much seafood broth to add, so I'm pretty sure I added too much. It was more like a thin soup and took alot of flour to thicken it. I also found this recipe to be very bland. I had to add alot of salt, pepper, and garlic to help it out. I also added a little cayene pepper to it. That seemed to help. I don't believe I'll be making this recipe again, however I do encourage others to try it out.


6 Ratings

Sep 06, 2007

This was very tasty, even better the second day. Make sure you add the seafood broth very sparingly and a little at a time. You'll probably only use 1/2 to 3/4 cup of the broth.

Mar 12, 2004

I must agree that the directions are not very well written. How can one add a liquid "to desired thickness" when another 2 cups of liquid (milk) have yet to be added? I simply waited until after I'd added everything else before deciding about the broth, and in the end added none as it seemed unnecessary altogether. But what *should* be a fairly easy recipe should not be restricted to "experienced cooks" in order to follow it. And despite all that, I just didn't think it was all that good.

Nov 27, 2007

this recipe is my family's favorite. It was very easy to make..

Nov 10, 2009

I made some minor changes: used Trader Joe's frozen seafood blend (scallops, shrimp, squid) in place of all seafood. Used fresh herbs (basil, tarragon, and parsley), no green pepper, and used hazelnut rather than dairy milk because it's what I had on hand. Suddenly had to leave right as it was done, and came back to cold pasta... and it was so delicious! I will totally make this again, and maybe even follow the recipe closer next time. ;)


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 570 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 76.4 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 141 mg
  • 47%
  • Fat
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 4.6 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 40.2 g
  • 80%
  • Sodium
  • 751 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
Go Pro!

In Season

Christmas Dinner
Christmas Dinner

Magnificent main dishes for your holiday table are here, from roast beef to a Christmas goose.

Christmas Appetizers
Christmas Appetizers

Dozens and dozens of appetizers perfect for the winter season.

Special Holiday Offer!
Special Holiday Offer!

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $5!

Related Videos

Chicken Alfredo with Fettuccini Noodles

This chicken Alfredo pasta dish is rich and satisfying.

Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo

See how to make a rich and creamy chicken Alfredo.

Fettuccine with Sweet-Pepper Cayenne Sauce

Watch how to make this flavorful, spicy dish.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States