Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Chef Chuck's Spaghetti and Clams


Spaghetti alle Vongole

Spaghetti and clams (vongole) a simple and inexpensive delicious dinner. Using fresh tomatoes and parsley give this recipe a brighter taste.
The baby tender clam juices coupled well with the white wine plus the aroma from the kitchen was like being in Italy's finest restaurants!


Spaghetti and Clams
1 1/2 pounds clams
6 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup white wine
3 garlic cloves, minced

6 ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
3/4 pound spaghetti
red hot pepper flakes


Soak clams in water for 1 hour. In a large pan heat 2 tablespoons olive oil add clams and wine cover and cook until shells open, eliminate those that have not opened. Strain the liquid and clams set aside. Add 4 tablespoons olive oil to pan cook garlic and tomatoes for 5 minutes. Add liquid, salt and pepper cover and cook for 15 minutes. Add clams and parsley for 2 minutes. Cook pasta in salted boiling water till al dente. Combine pasta to clams add parsley and hot pepper flakes mix and serve.

19 comments:

  1. Perfect summer dish! I can't wait to make this... and yes, the memories those smells invoke, *~sigh*~

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  2. Hi LaDue, So true, memories!! Thank You :)

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  3. This was my son's favourite meal when he was two. Best eaten with a sea view!

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  4. MMMMMMMM....MMMMMMMM....MMMMMMM....I love this dish especially now when it is getting hotter each day,...lovely with a lovely white sauvignon wine,....

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  5. One of my favorites - and my husband's. I'm planning my dinner with your post.

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  6. Hi Scintilla, That is wonderful at two! I totally agree some how it tastes better Oceanside!! Grazie :)

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  7. Hello Sophie, I think you and I feel the same way about this dish!! MMMMMM, I will try the white sauvignon wine next time! Thank You :)

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  9. Hi Ciao Chow Linda, Lucky you, enjoy !
    Thank You:)

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  10. I need a spaghetti night!!
    This looks wonderful!

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  11. Hi Ash, I know I get those pasta feeling often!!
    Enjoy:) Thank You

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  12. Hi Proud Italian Cook, Yes, I have two forks, let's begin!! Thank You :)

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  13. This was my grandmother's specialty (among others) and now it is my husband's favorite. This looks amazing. You should open your own restaurant, Chef Chuck!

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  14. Hi Bridgett, My fav too!! Restaurant business would be lucrative for me, but most of the time the restaurant owns you,{many hours}! I will just continue showing people how to cook a good meal at home. I have a another live broadcast Monday!! Thank You, Enjoy :)

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  15. Who needs Italy's finest restaurants when there's your kitch. These are my favorite type of pasta dishes. Not lost in a sauce.

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  16. Hi Live.Love.Eat, Light and easy. You are great! Thank You!! :)

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  17. Hi, I found your blog and love it. Totally yummy recipe, here. I linked to your blog on mine -- I hope that's okay.

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  18. Hello PATRICIA ROY, Welcome, If you are a foodie, your friend of mine!! This is a compliment to me for you to add me to your blog, I thank you!
    Enjoy :)

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