Spaghetti vongole

Spaghetti vongole
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Takes 10 minutes to make, 20 minutes to cook

A classic Italian pasta dish, this spaghetti vongole recipe is so easy to make and will be a big hit with family and friends alike.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
549kcals
Fat
14.6g (2.2g saturated)
Protein
21.8g
Carbohydrates
81.8g (5.7g sugars)
Salt
0.8g
Calories
549kcals
Fat
14.6g (2.2g saturated)
Protein
21.8g
Carbohydrates
81.8g (5.7g sugars)
Salt
0.8g

Ingredients

  • 400g dried spaghetti
  • 750g fresh clams (from supermarket fish counters and fishmongers), cleaned and drained
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 heaped tbsp capers, drained and rinsed
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp chopped flatleaf parsley
  • 150ml white wine

Method

  1. Cook the spaghetti in a large pan of boiling salted water according to the packet instructions. Drain well and set aside. Meanwhile, check the clams and discard any cracked or open ones.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large deep sauté pan over a medium heat and cook the garlic, chilli, capers, tomatoes and half the chopped parsley for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Pour in the wine and boil for 2 minutes. Add the clams to the pan, cover and cook for 4-5 minutes until the clams are opened. Discard any that haven’t opened.
  4. Toss the clams and sauce into the spaghetti, season well with freshly ground black pepper and serve immediately, sprinkled with the remaining parsley.

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  1. I love this recipe because…it reminds me of wonderful holidays in Italy, and one particular birthday when I had this meal in a restaurant overlooking the Marina on Capri – pure bliss!

  2. I love this recipe because it reminded me of my trip to Italy – Sicily and all I have eaten there is Spaghetti Vongole! And now I am able to recreate the sweet memory with this recipe x

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September 2019