Quick Clams and Pasta
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- dozen or so little neck clams
- one shallot finely chopped
- one clove of garlic finely chopped
- pinch of dried chilis
- splash of white wine
- olive oil
- kosher salt and pepper
- chopped parsley
- 3 portions dried angel hair pasta
Prep your shallot, garlic and parsley. Get you pasta cooking according to the direction on the package, probably about 4-7 min in salted boiling water depending on the brand and type.
While the pasta is cooking, hot pan, good splash of olive oil 2-3 tablespoons and add the garlic, chilies, shallots a pinch of kosher salt and sweat them for about 2 min.
Now and a good splash of white wine around 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup and add the clams and cover. Cook for about 3-5 min or until the clams are all open. Their juice will also add terrific flavor.
Once the pasta is done go right from the water into the pan with everything and toss gently and keep cooking and tossing until then sauce is starting to look like its becoming a part of the pasta.(should show no sign of being watery) check for seasoning by tasting a strand of pasta...does it need more salt?
Finishing with a toss of chopped parsley and plate. You can serve with some Parmesan cheese or some more dried chili.
Quick fast fun and delicious!