Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Spaghetti alle vongole (with clams)

Quick, tasty and full of summer flavours. The perfect dish to prepare when you find fresh clams at the market.

Spaghetti alle vongole (with clams)

Ingredients for 4:

360 gr spaghetti pasta

500 gr of fresh clams, washed

100 ml of white wine

2 garlic cloves, peeled

a bunch of parsley, chopped

a pinch chilli powder

4 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil


How to prepare:

Put a large pot full of water on the stove at maximum heat.

Put a large pan with the extra virgin olive oil on the stove at medium/high heat. When the pan is hot add the garlic cloves. When they are golden add half of the parsley, the chilli powder and the clams. Stir fry for one minute, then pour in the wine and cover with a lid. Cook for a few minutes stirring from time to time until all the clams are open. Then take the lid and cook uncovered for 5 minutes more to allow the liquid to thick.

When the water in the pot is boiling add 3 tbsp of salt and the pasta. Cook the spaghetti for the recommended time, and then drain them.

Add the pasta into the same pan where the clams are cooking and stir well. Taste of salt and if needed add more.

Serve immediately topped with some fresh parsley.


  1. Wow che meraviglia, complimenti! un abbraccio e a presto paola