Sunday, 20 March 2016

Spaghetti with Baby Clams

Pasta Recipes

Those that have been to my food blog have come to the conclusion that I am a seafood lover, it has been installed in me since a young age and any and all different kinds of it will do it for me. I have come to my latest creation by mixing two of my favourite foods, pasta and seafood together. I always like to keep a package of frozen sweet peas on hand to add to any seafood dish as it goes well with all seafood, or you can use some other frozen vegetables depending on what your taste buds prefer. A large skillet or wok will be needed to cook the clams and peas. The pasta is made just like you would make any pasta, no special instructions needed but make sure you use spaghetti or linguine there is no need to substitute with another pasta. Fresh clams work just as well as frozen but if you want to eliminate some work just stick with the frozen the taste does not change much.

Inspired by Family


Spaghetti and Baby Clams Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes  Cook Time: 20 minutes  Servings: 4

225g of spaghetti
2 tbsp of olive oil
2 cups of frozen baby clams, no shell
1 cup of frozen green peas
1/4 cup of reserved pasta water
2 tbsp of lemon juice
2 tbsp of unsalted butter
2 tbsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of all purpose seasoning
2 tbsp of parmesan cheese (optional)
sea salt and black pepper to taste

Seafood Recipes
Preparing Spaghetti and Baby Clams

1- Cook spaghetti  as per package directions.
2- Run frozen peas and clams under cold water in a mesh basket for 5 minutes.
3-Once spaghetti is done, drain water reserving 1/4 cup and set aside.
4- In a large skillet or wok, heat olive oil on medium heat, add butter and melt.
5- Add green peas, clams and garlic powder to skillet/wok and heat for 1 minute, stirring to mix.
6- Add all purpose seasoning, lemon juice and pasta water, simmer for 5 minutes, stir.
7- Add spaghetti to skillet/wok and combine with clam mixture cook for another 2 minutes. Season with sea salt, black pepper and parmesan if using.
8- Enjoy !!!

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