Copycat Bennigan’s Linguini Diablo

Serves: 4
Ready In: Less than 30 minutes


1 lb linguini
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
12 scallops
12 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
10 clams
1 tablespoon parsley
1/3 cup Garlic Lemon Butter (recipe follows)
4 cups Marinara sauce (recipe follows)
Crushed Red pepper, to taste (optional)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon parsley (for garnish)

Garlic Lemon Butter
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
1 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Marinara Sauce
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
8 ounces diced yellow onions
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
3 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
2 1/8 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
1 1/4 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 whole bay leaf
1 1/2 teaspoon salt


To prepare the marinara sauce, in a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions. Cook, stirring frequently until onions start to become soft and transparant, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add remaining ingredients to saucepan; stir well. Bring sauce to boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low, simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Once cooked, remove bay leaf.

Cook linguini until al dente (approx 8-10 minutes) drain well.
Rinse linguini and mix in vegetable oil to prevent sticking.
Prepare garlic lemon butter by mixing the butter, garlic and lemon juice.
Place garlic lemon butter in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Be sure not to burn the garlic.
When butter starts sizzling, add the scallops, shrimp, and clams; saute for 5 minutes.
Add marinara sauce and stir the mixture to ensure even heating of all the ingredients. Add linguini and toss until noodles are well covered with sauce.
Continue to cook for another 2 minutes. Pour pasta into a large bowl and sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese and parsley to garnish.


12 thoughts on “Copycat Bennigan’s Linguini Diablo

  1. Lynne says:

    Chef Tom;

    Recipes sound great, will be looking forward to this blog each week. What a great idea!

  2. Michael Gates says:

    Thanks for your site. It was well written and can’t wait to try the dishes! Good Job!!!

  3. kathie says:

    My family loved this dish. very easy to make. i also made the Boston Market meatloaf in the same week and that was a great hit!!!!!!!!

  4. JANET says:

    Just came back from grocery store with all ingredients. Can’t wait to serve this wonderful dish this evening to out of town houseguests.
    I always look forward to recieving your emails and recipes. You are great. Thank you!

  5. Diane says:

    This sounds similar to a recipe I’m looking for… Applebee’s Jambalaya Pasta. Do you happen to have that one?

  6. this sounds wonderful always looking for something different, also looking for Carlos O Kellys pasta Dialbo has a cheese sauce one it.

  7. Doris Magnuson says:

    I loved this recipe. I served it to my visiting relatives and they raved about it. I will try Boston Meatloaf

  8. Urana Kush says:

    Thanks for all the wonderful recipes.
    I am looking for a recipe for a cake. My grandmother made it. It is called Joe Wheeler cake. Can you help?


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