In a large pan add the olive oil, garlic, halved tomatoes and chopped parsley. Cook stirring and squishing the tomatoes often for about 10 minutes on medium heat.
Once the tomatoes have started to blister, add the hot pepper flakes (if using) and the seafood of choice, cook covered for about 4 minutes, uncover, raise the heat and continue to cook for about 1-2 minutes or until the sauce thickens, tossing often, make sure it doesn't burn.
Add the cooked drained pasta and 1/4 cup pasta water, cook on high tossing for about 1 minute, if the pasta is too dry then add a little more pasta water, it should be almost creamy and thick. Serve immediately with a sprinkle of freshly chopped parsley. Enjoy!
This is the type of pasta recipe that is usually served with a long pasta, such as spaghetti.