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Mike's Clam Spaghetti Recipe

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This recipe for Mike's Clam Spaghetti, by , is from The Howell Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Arma Sande
Added: Friday, April 20, 2007


1 T. + 1/2 c. olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 large garlic cloves, minced or mashed
1 dried red chili pepper, finely chopped
1/2 c. fresh basil leaves chopped, or 1 T. dried
1 tsp. dried oregano or 1 T. fresh
Salt & Pepper
1/2 c. white wine
2 cans chopped clams (drain & reserve liquide)
1 lb dried spaghetti
grated parmesean or romano cheese
1 c. parsley
pimento (optional)

Put olive oil in large skillet & heat slowly. Add garlic, onion & dried chile pepper. Cook slowly for about 30 minutes, or until onions are very soft.

Add to the same pan; wine, basil, oregano, salt & pepper, and liquid from clams. Continue to simmer until some of the liquid is reduced. Keep sauce warm.

Bring pasta water to a boil in a large kettle. Add 1 T. salt and 1 T. oil. Cook spaghetti until al dente (about 5 minutes).

As pasta is cooking, add clams, parsley and 3 T. cheese to the sauce. Simmer on low heat for about 5 minutes. Add diced pimento for color, if desired. Drain pasta & stir in sauce. Sprinkle generously with cheese.




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