Spicy Clam Sauce

    30 mins

    A very quick, simple clam sauce to serve with any light pasta. I always serve it with farfalle. This has been one of my family's favourite pasta recipes for years, and I always serve it with buttery garlic bread.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
    • 3 (300g) cans chopped clams, drained with juices reserved
    • 3 tablespoons dried oregano leaves, crumbled
    • 1 pinch ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 teaspoon red chilli flakes, or to taste
    • 1/2 cup (40g) grated Parmesan cheese for topping

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and drained clams; cook and stir for about 5 minutes. Season with oregano, pepper, and red chilli flakes. Pour in the reserved clam juice. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and serve over pasta. Garnish with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

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    Wow! What a nice change from those sauces loaded with butter and cream. This was great with a salad and garlic bread. Be sure you let the sauce reduce at a slow boil to let the flavors mingle. I will make this again and again. Thank you for sharing!  -  02 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This sauce was great/I added some basil but I dont think it needed it. You didnt say when to add the garlic so I added it with the clams and sauteed them together. I used orecchiette pasta/  -  28 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    i added white wine, lemon and mushrooms very tasty  -  05 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)