Spaghetti with clams and garlic scapes is a fast and amazingly flavored dinner for a hot summer night.
If you don’t have garlic scapes handy, just substitute regular garlic. No biggie.
Be sure to use a wine you would drink. Theres some really nasty wine floating around out there, and if it’s not nice enough to drink, why would you want to cook with it?
Spaghetti With Clams And Garlic Scapes
- 4 Garlic Scapes (Chopped)
- Glug Olive Oil
- 2 Cups White Wine (I used what we were drinking)
- 4 Dozen Clams (Use the little guys)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Hot Pepper Flakes
- 1 Pound Spaghetti
- 1/4 Cup Parsley (Chopped)
|In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook your pasta until its almost al dente. Drain, but reserve a cup of pasta water.|
|Meanwhile, in a large pan, saute the garlic scapes in the olive oil over a medium flame.|
|Add the cleaned clams to the pan and then pour in the wine. As the clams open (and it takes a few minutes), transfer them to a bowl so they don't overcook.|
|Add the cooked spaghetti and pepper flakes into the clam pan and keep flipping it about so it finishes cooking and sucks up that lovely liquid the clams and wine have created.|
|Add the clams back to the pan and if necessary use the reserved pasta water to moisten the dish a bit.|
|Add the parsley and serve.|
And they say confession is good for the soul, right? So here goes…
I put cheese on any seafood with pasta…
Every Italian I know just fainted. Sorry. It’s sooooooo good though, how can you not?
Happy Weekend Everyone!