spaghetti alle vongole

Spaghetti Alle Vongole

Today we bring you a classic spaghetti recipe that you can easily cook at home – Spaghetti Alle Vongole. Andrea, our Italian chef responsible for creating Pizza Pizzazz chilli oil, is using the Chilli No. 5 chilli flakes and our chilli oil to add spice and extra depth of flavour to this fabulous pasta recipe.
This Italian classic from Campania around Naples is a tasty brothy pasta dish. We have used bronze cut pasta to cling to the sauce, but you can use a more healthy wholewheat pasta or even better courgette linguine.
Clams are a lean source of protein, they are rich in minerals, vitamins, and Omega- 3 fatty acids. Clams promote sexual health and have been found to possess cancer-preventing properties. What's more, shellfish are rich in iron, zinc, magnesium, and vitamin B12 β€” all of which have key roles in improving your health.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 people
Calories 477 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 ounces spaghetti
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 pounds clams
  • 2 tbsp roughly chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 Bottle Chilli No. 5 Pizza Pizzazz
  • 1 Bottle Chilli No. 5 Flakes

Instructions
 

  • Bring 3 quarts water to a boil in a 5-qt. pot. Season with a pinch of salt, then add the pasta and boil, stirring regularly, until just cooked, about 2 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta cooking water.
  • Keep the clams in salted water so that these can open and release some of the leftover sand that they might have inside
  • In the meantime, start to clean the garlic: form 3 to 4 cloves. Chop it nicely
  • Chop some parsley
  • Grab some beautifully fresh chillis
  • Once the water is boiling, add a genorous hand full of salt
  • Grab a portion of spaghetti (according to the number of people you're cooking for) – follow instructions of the package, but be about 1 to 2 minutes shy πŸ˜‰
  • Grab a wok and add olive oil, together with the garlic and sliced chillis
  • Add in some anchovies fillets, a flavour enhancer (these will melt into the sauce so you won't see these on the pasta)
  • Add some Chilli No. 5 Flakes Mix (A hot mix of fresh and dry chilli flakes)
  • Add the clams to the WOK
  • Add a splash of white wine
  • Wait until the alcohol has evaporated
  • Check on the pasta, even if it is more al dente do not worry because it will finish cook together with the clams
  • Mix it well
  • Add the secret ingredient: Chilli No. 5 Pizza Pizzazz Chilli Oil
  • Add the nice handful of previously prepared parsley
  • Make sure you keep tossing
  • Ready to serve!

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Notes

Chilli No. 5 chilli flakes are very high in antioxidant carrot en oils, which are linked to numerous health benefits.
Enjoy Spaghetti Alle Vongole with a dry, austere, crisp white wine such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc.
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Keyword Italian Cuisine, Italy, Napoli, Pasta, seafood recipe, Spaghetti Alle Vongole
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