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Easy Spaghetti with Clam Sauce

Updated on June 28, 2011


1kg fresh small clams in shells or 750g can clams

2 tbsp lemon juice

1/3 cup olive oil

4 cloves of garlic, crushed

2 14oz cans crushed tomatoes

300g spaghetti

4 tbsp chopped fresh parsley


1. If you are using fresh clams, clean and place in a large pan with the lemon juice. Cover and shake over medium heat for 8 minutes, until the shells open up. Discard any that do not open up. Remove the clam flesh from the shell of the opened clams and set aside, discard the empty shells. If you are using canned clams drain, rinse well and set them aside.

2. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the garlic and cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Add the tomato and stir to combine. Bring it to a boil and then lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. At this point you can add salt and pepper to taste.

3. While the sauce is cooking, cook the spaghetti. Drain and return pan or pot. Gently stir in the sauce and the chopped parsley and combine and serve immediately .


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    • NimaB profile image

      NimaB 6 years ago from Toronto Canada


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      d_annnielle 6 years ago

      Good job!