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Spaghetti and Clams

This is a quick and easy recipe that delivers major flavor. Easily one of my favorite recipes. Definitley worth the trip to fish market !

This is a quick and easy recipe that delivers major flavor. Easily one of my favorite recipes. Definitley worth the trip to fish market !

1/4 cup olive oil

4 cloves garlic- chopped

1teaspoon red pepper flakes

20 fresh clams-shells scrubbed clean

1 can clams

1/2 cup fresh parsley-chopped

1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt

1/2 teaspoon Pepper

1 bottle Clam Juice

1/2 cup White Wine

3/4 lb. spaghetti

2 tablespoons butter

 

parmesan cheese(optional but don’t tell anyone !)

 

Heat olive oil to medium heat in a large frying pan.

Saute garlic and red pepper flakes and stir constantly for one minute.Lifting pan off heat and swirling until garlic cooks but does not brown.

Drain canned clams – reserve liquid in a seperate cup.

Add liquid from clams to garlic mixture.

Reduce until 1/2 liquid has evaporated.

Add wine and clam juice.

Add canned clams and fresh clams and stir.

Cover and cook until clams open.

Boil pasta until al dente.

Drain-Reserve some pasta water and set aside.

Return drained pasta to pot.

Add a knob of butter and clam sauce and toss.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Sprinkle with fresh parsley.

Cook on low heat for 1 minute.

If a little dry-add a little reserved pasta water to loosen it up.

Serve hot !!

 

*If you are dining with any foodies you may want to skip this step but feel free to sprinkle with grated parmesan when they aren’t looking .

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Caeser Salad

Goes great with Spaghetti and Clams!