Spaghetti alle vongole

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
¼ cup Extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon Finely-chopped garlic
48 \N Baby clams in their shells; soaked, and
\N \N Scrubbed under running water
\N \N Salt; to taste
½ cup Dry white wine
1 pounds Dried spaghetti
2 tablespoons Butter
1 tablespoon Finely-chopped flat leaf parsley

Put the olive oil and garlic in a large skillet (large enough to hold the clams and the pasta later) over a medium-high heat and cook until the garlic begins to sizzle. Add the clams in their shells. Add the wine and cook, stirring occasionally, until the alcohol evaporates; about 1 minute.

Once the wine has evaporated, cover the skillet to steam the clams open.

While the clams are steaming, bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in a large saucepan or pot. Check the clams frequently, and when they have all opened, remove the skillet from the heat. Add 1 tablespoon of salt to the boiling water. Drop in the pasta and stir until the strands are submerged. When the pasta is molto al dente (about 1 minute away from being al dente), drain well. Immediately, return the skillet with the clams to a medium heat and add the drained pasta so that it finishes cooking in the skillet. Cook until the pasta is al dente and most of the liquid in the skillet has evaporated. Stir in the butter and the parsley and serve at once. This recipe yields 4 servings.

Recipe Source: COOKING LIVE with Sara Moulton Recipe courtesy of Giuliana Hazan, "The Classic Pasta Cookbook" From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # CL-9126 broadcast 05-11-1998) Downloaded from their Web-Site -

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Recipe by: Giuliana Hazan

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