Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Clam Spaghetti

Clam Spaghetti
From: ShermanAter


1) 1/2 C plus 2 T of the best olive oil ya got
2) 2 medium size yellow onions chopped
3) 1 small or 1/2 large dried red chili minced (more or less to taste, be careful)
4) 6 cloves garlic minced
5) 3 cans canned clams drained, (saving the liquid of 2 cans) *
6) liquid from 2 cans clams
7) 1 T dried oregano
8) 1 T dried basil
9) 1 C fresh parsley chopped
10) 1 lb dry spaghetti noodles
11) Fresh grated Parmesan cheese

* * I use 2 cans minced and 1 chopped clams


1. In your biggest frying pan (cast iron is best ) GENTLY heat your olive oil
2. Add onions, garlic , dried red pepper and simmer SLOWLY till it starts smelling good all through your home.
3. Have a glass of wine, tell your guests a funny story, and start heating your pasta water
4. When the onions start to get soft and transparent, stir and let 'em simmer a minute or 2 longer while you open 3 cans 'O clams ... saving 2 cans worth of juice
5. Add the liquid from the 2 cans of clams
6. Add the dried oregano and dried basil
7. If you forgot, like I sometimes do, this is a great time time to
8. throw the Garlic bread in the oven
9. While the water for your pasta is heating, add the clams, parsley and a couple T's of the Parmesan to your sauce
10. Cook spaghetti noodles till al dente
11. Drain well and toss with the awesome sauce you have just created in your biggest frying pan
12. Serve with a nice white wine, tossed green salad, fresh grated Parmesan and don't forget the bread in the oven

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