Adored this dish. Made as directed, then garnished each bowl with some of CL's Spicy Anchovy Breadcrumbs, which gave it a toasty, spicy crunch.
Spaghetti with Clams and Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Spaghetti with Clams and Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes makes an elegant dinner for entertaining. Spaghetti dressed with clams is a Southern italian classic, and tomatoes contribute a contemporary addition.
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Total: 1 Hour, 40 Minutes
- Calories: 337
- Fat: 6.2g
- Saturated fat: 0.9g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3.5g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
- Protein: 18.8g
- Carbohydrate: 48.8g
- Fiber: 2.8g
- Cholesterol: 22mg
- Iron: 3.4mg
- Sodium: 540mg
- Calcium: 55mg
- 1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 3 garlic cloves, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 48 littleneck clams, scrubbed
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 pound uncooked spaghetti
- 1. Preheat oven to 300°.
- 2. Combine tomatoes and 1 tablespoon olive oil, tossing to coat. Arrange tomatoes, cut side up, on a jelly-roll pan. Thinly slice 1 garlic clove; sprinkle over tomatoes. Bake tomato mixture at 300° for 1 1/2 hours or until tomatoes are slightly shriveled. Set aside.
- 3. Mince remaining 2 garlic cloves. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add minced garlic and red pepper to skillet; cook 2 minutes or until garlic and pepper sizzle. Increase heat to medium-high; stir in wine. Add clams; cover and cook 7 minutes or until clams open. Using tongs, remove clams from skillet; reserve liquid. Discard any unopened shells. Strain liquid through a fine-mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth into a bowl; discard solids. Wipe skillet clean; return liquid to skillet. Add tomatoes, parsley, basil, and salt; bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reserve 24 clams in shells. Remove remaining clams from shells; add all clams to skillet.
- 4. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain. Combine pasta and clam mixture. Serve immediately.
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