• prep: 5 min
  • cook: 15 min
  • total: 20 min
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  • Summary

    I always try to use vongole veraci, 'true' clams, which are available in Rome. They are more expensive, but more flavorful and usually free of sand since they are self cleaning. If you use regular clams, you should probably soak them first, to make sure they open and get rid of any sand inside. And even though I've titled this recipe 'spaghetti' alle vongole, we actually used linguine, which I tend to prefer. But any long pasta will do. Just not short (like penne or rigatoni) please. Why? Just not done.

    Ingredients

    • 1.5 kilo / 3 pounds of small clams (vongole veraci if you can find them)
    • 500 grams/ 1 pound of good quality spaghetti or linguine
    • 3 cloves garlic
    • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
    • ½ cup chopped parsley
    • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 cup white wine

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 9320 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 306 g 471.17%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 13.01%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 102 mg 34.02%
    • Sodium: 2056 mg 85.68%
    • Calcium: 149 mg 14.86%
    • Potassium: 243 mg 6.93%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 6 mg 33.97%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 56 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 8.17%
    • Sugar: 2 g
    • Protein: 58 g
    • Alcohol: 6 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 34.15%
    • Vitamin C 16.98%
    • Vitamin D 0.85%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch3
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat7
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total3 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total9 oz-eq

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