INGREDIENTS 420Kcal / portion

  • Spaghetti 320g
  • Garlic 1 clove
  • Extra virgin olive oil q.b.
  • Fine salt q.b.
  • Clams 1 kg
  • Parsley 1 bunch
  • Black Pepper q.b.
  • Coarse Salt for the clams q.b.


To prepare spaghetti with clams, start with cleaning. Make sure there are no broken or empty shells, they will be discarded. Then go on to beat them against the sink, or possibly on a cutting board 1. This operation is important to check that there is no sand inside. Place the clams in a colander on a bowl and rinse them 2. Place the colander in a bowl and add some coarse salt. Leave the clams to soak for 2-3 hours 3.

After the time has elapsed, the clams will have purged any residual sand. In a pan, heat a little oil 4. Then add a clove of garlic and, as it becomes flavored, drain the clams well, rinse them and dip them into the hot pan 5. Close with the lid and leave to cook for a few minute over high heat 6.

The clams will open with the heat, then shake the pan from time to time until they are completely open 7. As soon as they are all open, immediately turn off the heat, otherwise the clams will overcook. Collect the juice by draining the clams and do not forget to discard the garlic 8. Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in plenty of boiling salted water and drain halfway through cooking 9.

Then pour the sauce into a pan 10, add the spaghetti and continue cooking using a little cooking water. In this way you will risotto the pasta. When cooked, add the clams and chopped parsley 11. A last flame and the spaghetti with clams are ready: serve 12 immediately!


It is advisable to eat freshly made spaghetti with clams, but if you wish you can keep them in the refrigerator for a day at most, sealed with an airtight container. If you don’t eat the clams right away, you can keep them in the refrigerator in a large bowl filled with cold water or wrapped in a damp cloth.


For the recipe of spaghetti with clams it is advisable to use excellent clams, to savor the delicious taste and freshness of the product! If you want to add some color, add some tomatoes to the dressing with clams. Instead of pepper you can try frying fresh chilli! Finally, we suggest you also try spaghetti n.5 or spaghetti n.3 instead of spaghetti n.3!