Spaghetti with White Clam Sauce

Spaghetti with White Clam SauceRecipe
James Carrier
Skip the marinara and give your spaghetti a facelift with this savory clam sauce.


Makes 4 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 472
Caloriesfromfat 12 %
Protein 31 g
Fat 6.2 g
Satfat 0.8 g
Carbohydrate 71 g
Fiber 2.6 g
Sodium 223 mg
Cholesterol 49 mg


12 ounces dried spaghetti
3 tablespoons pressed or minced garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 bottle (8 oz.) clam juice
2 cans (10 oz. each) baby clams, drained (reserve liquid)
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon hot chili flakes


1. In a 5- to 6-quart pan over high heat, bring about 4 quarts water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook, stirring occasionally, until barely tender to bite, about 10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over medium-high heat, stir garlic in olive oil often until fragrant (do not brown), 1 to 2 minutes. Add wine, clam juice, and reserved liquid from clams and boil until reduced to about 1 cup, 6 to 8 minutes. Add clams and stir occasionally until hot, 1 to 2 minutes.

3. Drain spaghetti. Add to clam sauce along with parsley and chili flakes; mix, and add salt to taste. Divide equally among four wide bowls.