Spaghetti with clams

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Cooking time
Less than 30 minutes
Healthy options
Low fat
Serves
4
Type
Budget
Family
Pasta
Seafood
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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.  
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