|My Favourite Spicy Clams Pasta|
PS For selecting and preparing shelfish please read the post: Understanding Fish & Seafood part 1
500g Fresh uncooked clams
1 packet spaghetti or linguine noodles
1 small bunch parsley, finely chopped
1 medium red capsicum, finely chopped
1 red chili, finely chopped
juice of 1 lemon
2 cloves garlic crushed
2 tbsp butter
1 cup white wine, or 1/4 cup white grape vinegar
1/2 cup fish stock
Salt & Black pepper to taste
Cook & Drain Pasta, do not rinse. for more on cooking pasta, please read the post Understanding Pasta.
Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp butter in large skillet and cook 1 clove crushed garlic, chili and capsicum till soft but not browned.
Add 1 tbsp chopped parsley and clams. Toss to mix and coat with vegetables. Add wine, or vinegar.
Reduce heat, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Meanwhile, heat the remaining butter in another skillet, add remaining crushed garlic and stir to coat. cook till tender but not browned. Add parsley, and toss to coat. Add stock and lemon juice. Simmer to reduce by 1/2.
Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl or container, and toss to mix and coat evenly. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Hope you like shellfish! Boy, am I the seafood type of girl? Yes all shellfish is marvelous :) If you are not allergic to shellfish, but just don't like it, do you think that you will give it a try, having read this very simple and good recipe? Would love to hear your thoughts on this, leave me a comment...