Clam Pasta Recipe

Clam Pasta

If you're looking for a fancy meal to make the clam lovers in your life, I highly suggest you try my recipe for clam pasta!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 606kcal
Author: Katie's Cucina

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fettucine noodles
  • 36 littleneck clams scrubbed well
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon bacon fat
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 teaspoon dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Pecorino Romano Cheese grated

Instructions

  • Fill a large pot with water and 1 tablespoon salt. As soon as the water begins to boil place the pasta in the pot and boil for 10 minutes until al dente. Drain pasta and set to the side.
  • While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter and bacon fat in a large skillet. Then add in the minced garlic and cook for 5 minutes on medium heat until fragrant and golden but not burnt. Then carefully place the littleneck clams in the pan, pour the wine on top and place a lid on. Cook the clams for 10 minutes until they are opened.
  • Once the clams are done cooking, (making sure there are no clams that didn't open if there are discard those clams). Remove half of the cooked clams from the skillet. In a small bowl, make a slurry of cornstarch and water and add it to the pot. Mix well then add the dill, crushed red pepper flakes and fresh parsley. Once mixed well and sauce is a little thicker add in the pasta. Mix well and add in the remaining clams. Divide evenly among plates and enjoy immediately. Top with grated Pecorino Romano cheese and additional fresh parsley if desired.
  • Mix well then add the dill, crushed red pepper flakes and fresh parsley. Once mixed well and sauce is a little thicker add in the pasta. Mix well and add in the remaining clams. Divide evenly among plates and enjoy immediately. Top with grated Pecorino Romano cheese and additional fresh parsley if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 606kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 304mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 760IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg
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