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Spaghetti with Clams

  • 500 g of clams scrubbed and washed
  • large glass of white wine
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 cups canned tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 750 gr of spaghetti
  • 1 bunch Italian parsley, leaves finely chopped to yield 1/4 cup

Bring 8 quarts of water to a boil and add 2 tablespoons sea salt.

In a large saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium to high heat, then add the garlic cook 3 minutes, add the tomatoes, cook until the tomatoes are nice and soft, about 10 min.

Add the clams and white wine season with salt & pepper. Cook slowly stirring occasionally , until all the clams have opened, about 10 minutes. Throw away any that have not opened as they may be dead.

Once the pasta water has boiled , cook the pasta until tender yet al dente, about 7-8 minutes. Drain it and add it to the pan with the clam sauce.

Cook and stir over high heat for about 2 minutes, season and add the parsley.

Serve hot.

Serve with a chilled bottle of white wine.

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