Spaghetti with Clams and Tomato
The tomato version of one of the most famous traditional Italian dish: eas , tasty and ready in half an hour!
For the Tomato version you will need:
for each person 70 grams of spaghetti or linguine , 1/2 clove of garlic , a handful of parsley , half a cup of cherry tomatoes, 2 tbsp olive oil extra light green and of course the fresh clams in their shells 1 small bowl per person .
First of all, put the clams (which you did bleed in salt water overnight) in a pot with a clove of garlic, and no water. Turn on the heat and put the lid on . Depending on the amount of clams, within 10 /20 minutes all the clams are open .
Meanwhile, chop the parsley.
While the clams are cooking, in a pot wok shape put the oil extra virgin olive oil, the peeled garlic and the cherry tomatoes cut in half.
Let them cook at low heat for a while, so that they can leave they water you will need to finish cooking the spaghetti. Turn off the heat after 10 minutes.
You will care to put aside some clams in their shells to decorate the serving dish.
Once you put all the clams into the wok with the tomatoes , add also the clams water, filtering with a filter of cotton. Just a handkerchief in a colander is OK . This will prevent your plate has some sand in. If you find any clams that do not open , it means that it is bad and then throw it .
It ‘s time to boil water to cook the spaghetti . As soon as the water boils, add salt to taste and throw the spaghetti. At the same time turn on the heat under the wok with clams and tomato . Cook the spaghetti in the water for half the time required for cooking al dente, usually about 5 minutes.
Move the spaghetti halfcooked in the wok with the clams and the clams water, adding also in case 1 small ladle of pasta cooking water every 2 servings of pasta.
Continue cooking spaghetti and clams , stirring until the spaghetti have absorbed all the liquid. If needed, add more water to finish cooking the pasta.
As soon as the pasta is al dente and the liquid completely absorbed, turn off. Add the chopped parsley and clams in their shells that you had put aside , and serve.
Buon appetito, enjoy it!