Spaghetti with clams

Recipes~Plus
Cooking time
Less than 30 minutes
Healthy options
Low fat
Serves
4
Type
Budget
Family
Pasta
Seafood
4 stars - based on 1 reviews
Spaghetti with clams

Ingredients

  • 375g linguine or thin spaghetti
  • 1.5kg fresh clams
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh soft Italian-style breadcrumbs
  • ¼ teaspoon dried chilli flakes (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup baby capers, drained
  • 3-4 green onions, thinly sliced diagonally
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh dill

Preparation method

1. Cook pasta in plenty of boiling, salted water until tender but still firm to the bite. Drain, reserving ½ cup cooking water.

2. Meanwhile, heat ½ cup tap water in a large frying pan over moderate heat. Add clams; cook, transferring them to a bowl using tongs as shells open. Strain juice, reserving ½ cup liquid.

3. Heat oil in clean frying pan. Cook garlic, crumbs and chilli for 3-4 minutes until crisp and golden.

4. Return pasta to saucepan; add reserved water and clam juice, lemon zest and lemon juice, capers, onion and dill. Toss well to combine. Add clams and crumbs; heat through and serve.




TIPS: Substitute black mussels or pipis for the clams, as you prefer.  

More inspiration

Sugary drinks increase stroke risk: studySugary drinks increase stroke risk: studyDrinking two glasses of cordial or soft drink a day could increases your risk of stroke by 20 percent, according to Swedish researchers. It's official: The world's best margherita pizza is made in MelbourneIt's official: The world's best margherita pizza is made in MelbourneForget flying to Italy for a perfect margherita pizza – you just need to get to Brunswick, north of Melbourne, for a slice of the world's greatest cheesy goodness. Apple crumble biscuitsApple crumble biscuitsThese Apple crumble biscuits hark back to that time, but without the mouth cloying effects. They are buttery and sweet and can be made relatively quickly – certainly as quick as a 1970s packet...
advertisement
Get great recipes on your mobile wherever you are.