Spaghetti with White Clam Sauce

Serves: 6Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 4 dozen small littleneck clams, well scrubbed
  • 1 Tbsp. plus ¼ cup virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ⅛ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 lb. cooked spaghetti

Directions

  • Place the clams and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pot over high heat. Cover and steam until the clams open, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Pour the liquid through a strainer lined with a paper towel to catch any sand. Reserve the clam broth.
  • Heat the garlic in the ¼ cup olive oil in a large saucepan until softened. Pour in the white wine and cook about 1 minute, until the alcohol has evaporated. Add ¼ cup of the clam liquid, salt, and black pepper. Simmer 2 minutes to blend.
  • Add the clams, and sprinkle in crushed red and parsley. Heat through quickly and remove from heat. Swirl in the butter. Add spaghetti to the pan and toss well.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 4 dozen small littleneck clams, well scrubbed
  • 1 Tbsp. plus ¼ cup virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ⅛ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 lb. cooked spaghetti

Directions

  • Place the clams and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pot over high heat. Cover and steam until the clams open, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Pour the liquid through a strainer lined with a paper towel to catch any sand. Reserve the clam broth.
  • Heat the garlic in the ¼ cup olive oil in a large saucepan until softened. Pour in the white wine and cook about 1 minute, until the alcohol has evaporated. Add ¼ cup of the clam liquid, salt, and black pepper. Simmer 2 minutes to blend.
  • Add the clams, and sprinkle in crushed red and parsley. Heat through quickly and remove from heat. Swirl in the butter. Add spaghetti to the pan and toss well.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories550
Total Fat19g
Saturated Fat4.5g
Cholesterol60mg
Sodium1110mg
Total Carbohydrate62g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars1g
Protein30g