Eat: Spaghetti with Clams

We are taking our inspiration for this dish from a recent trip to Venice in Italy. Warm sunshine sparkling on the canals and dining alfresco were the perfect backdrop for this classic Italian dish.


750g of small clams, washed, scrubbed and soaked in cold water. Discard any clams that aren’t fully closed.

300g dried spaghetti

200ml of good white wine

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

2 red chillies, seeds discarded and finely chopped

1 cup of Italian flat leaf parsley, finely chopped

3 tablespoons of olive oil

Salt & pepper 

Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Add spaghetti and cook until al dente. Drain, drizzle with olive oil and set aside. In a large saucepan add olive oil, garlic and chilli gently cook until garlic is translucent. Increase heat, add white wine and clams and put lid on saucepan and cook for 3-4 minutes. Take off lid, discard any unopened clams and toss through spaghetti and parsley. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately. Enjoy! 

3 comments on “Eat: Spaghetti with Clams

  1. This looks delicious!

  2. ahhh I love a simple pasta and shellfish dish. great photos too!

  3. Pingback: Eat: Spaghetti with Seared Asparagus, Buffalo Mozzarella and Chilli

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