Barilla® Spaghetti

with Clams

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Ingredients for 4 people

  • 1 box Barilla® Spaghetti
  • 2 pounds pasta clams
  • 1 pound roma tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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  • Carefully clean the clams several times under running water to remove all impurities.
  • Heat half of the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add clams, mix and cook covered for 5 minutes or until they open. Remove pan from heat to allow clams to cool. Shuck and strain cooking liquid through a very fine strainer or cheesecloth.
  • Heat the rest of the oil in another pan over medium heat. Brown garlic, peeled and crushed with a knife. Remove garlic and add peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped tomatoes.
  • Add cooking liquid from clams and cook for about 10 minutes. Season with salt and remove from heat. 
  • Meanwhile, boil pasta in a large pot of salted water according to package directions. Drain and toss with prepared sauce.
  • Garnish with parsley and a pinch of freshly ground pepper before serving.
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