Clam Pasta Recipe
This one I stole from my boyfriend's mother and shhh, don't tell him about it! She made it for us while we were vacationing at their summer house in Costa Brava, and it was so delicious and simple to make that I could not resist to take the recipe, make it myself at home and share it with the world. Where there is so much goodness, it needs to be shared right?
What I loved about this pasta, besides the fact that it's so easy and inexpensive to make, is the freshness of it. Pasta is not supposed to be light, but this one somehow feels like it. And with a glass of ice cold white wine on a summer night - what can be better?
Make sure you buy fresh coriander and obviously, if you want to go all in, you can buy fresh clams from a seafood shop, however it will take longer to clean and prepare them. I chose the easy option of canned clams, but fresh coriander is a must!
1 pack of Barilla N13 pasta (4 pax) or 1/2 pack (2 pax) - I could not find N13 so I used N5
Tip: break the pasta in two as it will make it easier to eat
3 or 4 cloves of garlic, sliced
1 bunch of chopped coriander
white wine (about a glass)
Clams (4 cans for 4 people or 2 for 2 people)
Parmesan (optional, but makes the dish more delicious in my opinion!)
While the pasta is cooking, fry the small slices of garlic with the chopped coriander in olive oil. Careful not to burn the garlic, which can happen very fast, so keep the heat low. Throw in the glass of wine and let it cook for 5 minutes. In the meantime, drain the clams.
Add the clams and cook for another 5 minutes. Check on the pasta if cooked, and drain it. After drained, pour the cooked ingredient on the pasta, add some parmesan and olive oil and stir a bit.
Voila! Now you're ready to serve it and add as much parmesan as you wish on your plate. Enjoy it with a glass of crisp white wine!