Monday, November 1, 2010

Pasta with Clams and Fresh Tomatoes

This meal is so easy to prepare and very tasty. Double the recipe if you'd like, because I will the next time I make it. I didn't think my kids would care for it, so I only cooked half the box of pasta. My family practically licked the pan clean with the kids and my husband asking for seconds. This meal goes well with a nice garden salad and homemade bread.

Pasta with Clams and Fresh Tomatoes

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper, depending on your heat tolerance
  • 1/3 Cup olive oil
  • 2 Cups sliced grape tomatoes
  • 2 6.5oz. cans minced clams, drained and rinsed, reserve 1 Tbsp. clam juice
  • 1/2 dry white wine
  • 1/2 Cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • Parmesan
    • 1/2 lb thin spaghetti, cooked per box instructions.

      1. In a large skillet heat olive oil, garlic and red pepper over medium-high heat and stir for one minute.

      2. Add tomatoes to pan. Stir and cook 2-3 minutes to soften.

      3. Stir in clams, reserved juice, and wine and simmer 5 minutes.

      4. Mix the clam sauce with the pasta. To serve, top with parsley and Parmesan.

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    1. How easy is that....and it looks SOOOOO good!!


    2. My husband and I would just love this dish. It looks so good. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
      Miz Helen

    3. looks yummy...and not so hard for newbie cook like me! happy weekend! :)

    4. Mmm I just love pasta and clams! What a nice and quick version this is!

    5. This looks fantastic! I love clams and actually have some that I want to use soon! I also adore pasta, and really look forward to trying this recipe. Thanks for linking up to Friday Potluck this week :)

    6. What a great eye-catching dish and it sounds so easy to make too.

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    8. I have tried cooking clam sauce for my pasta recipe, but I think adding fresh tomatoes will give a twist to my recipe.

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