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Speedy spaghetti with clams

Speedy spaghetti with clams

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • Ready in 15-20 minutes
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

This simple Italian pasta dish uses jars of clams in tomato sauce – a great time-saver

Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal385
low infat3g
saturates0g
carbs72g
sugars0g
fibre3g
protein19g
salt2.17g
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Ingredients

  • 175g spaghetti
  • 2 x 130g jars clams in tomato sauce
  • splash of wine, whatever you have
  • 1 garlic clove, finely crushed
  • handful parsley
  • freshly grated parmesan, to serve (optional)

Method

  • STEP 1

    Firstly, cook the pasta. Boil the kettle, then three-quarters fill a large pan with boiling water. Add some salt – the water will seethe – then coil in the spaghetti. Simmer, uncovered, for 12 mins or according to pack instructions.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, to make the sauce, tip the clam sauce into a small pan, pour in the wine and add the garlic. Simmer for a few mins while you coarsely chop the parsley, then stir into the sauce and grind in a good amount of black pepper.

  • STEP 3

    Drain the spaghetti and tip into a warmed bowl. Pour in the sauce and toss well. Serve at once, with grated parmesan scattered over if you like.

RECIPE TIPS

GIVE IT A TWIST
Use any other long pasta instead of spaghetti – tagliatelle and linguine are both good. If you have basil handy, throw in a handful of roughly chopped leaves before serving.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2005

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