Unwind, eat pasta and be merry...

This is a super easy pasta dish that you can make in minutes.

I love seafood of all types, and this is one that I totally love to make. Spicy Clams Pasta is a perfect dish to unwind to, and even to serve to guests. So there is no reason why you shouldn’t try making it! For the purist do not add the red chillie sauce, but it works like a charm here. Against that wine sauce, it’s delicious and hey, nothing beats that parsley sauce with the clams.


For selecting and preparing shellfish please read the post: Understanding Fish & Seafood part 1 

For more on cooking pasta, please read the  post Understanding Pasta.


  • 500g Fresh uncooked clams
  • 1 packet spaghetti or linguine noodles
  • 1 small bunch parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp DS Red Shatta red (red chili sauce, optional for spicy)
  • 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 the pasta, do not rinse.

Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp butter in large skillet and saute 1 clove crushed garlic along with the shatta until the garlic is soft but not browned.
Add 1 tbsp chopped parsley and the clams. Toss to mix and coat. Add the wine, or vinegar. Reduce the 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 until 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 marvellous 🙂 If you are not allergic to shellfish, but just don’t like it, what can I do to convince you to just try? It truly is heavenly. Also our palates change with time. Experiment and keep trying…

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