Lea's Pasta and Clams

Lea's Pasta And Clams

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Leanne D.


This is one of my favorite dishes.I sometimes use only can clams(use 4 cans or a large can of clams). I love the flavor of butter with the clams and garlic,feel free to add more butter,I do to make the mixture thicken.
Sometimes I add fresh broccoli to the pasta while cooking 3-4 mins.and add to clam sauce.
Be sure to discard any clams that do not open within 8 or 9 mins.
I don't cook with wine very often but you can use wine to steam the clams if you like.


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    salt and pepper to taste
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    spaghetti or linguini,for 2
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    1/4 c olive oil
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    1 tablespoon butter
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    1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
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    4 tablespoons minced garlic
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    2 dozen fresh littleneck clams
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    2-6.5 cans chopped clams
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    2 tablespoons butter
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    1/4 cup fresh parsley,chopped

How to Make Lea's Pasta and Clams


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil.Add salt,pepper,1 tablespoon garlic and pasta,cooking according to pkg. directions minus 1-2 minutes.
    Pour olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat,add the red pepper flakes and remaining garlic and cook for about 30 seconds. Add the fresh clams,stirring gently,for about a minute. Add clam broth.
    Cover and cook until clams open.Remove clams as they open to a bowl.Set aside.
    Drain the pasta & garlic,add to the skillet along with the cooked fresh clams,can clams and 2 tablespoons of butter stirring until the mixture is "saucy" and the pasta is tender.
    Add parsley.

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About Lea's Pasta and Clams

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Italian

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