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Spaghetti with Clam Sauce

May/June 1994

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We use whole baby clams, chopped plum tomatoes and lots of fresh herbs to create a delicious clam sauce for pasta that has only 8 grams of fat per serving. Toasted pine nuts add complexity and rich texture to this classic Italian combination.


Spaghetti with Clam Sauce

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 10-ounce can whole baby clams, drained, liquid reserved, or 8 ounces minced fresh clams, liquid reserved
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts
  • 12 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti, or linguine

Preparation

  1. Put a large pot of water on to boil. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and garlic; cook, stirring, until the tomatoes have softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in wine and clam liquid; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in parsley, basil and clams and heat through. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Toast pine nuts in a small dry skillet over medium heat, stirring, until golden, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta in the boiling water until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and add to the pan with the sauce. Toss to coat. Sprinkle with the pine nuts and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Per serving: 461 calories; 8 g fat (2 g sat, 3 g mono); 57 mg cholesterol; 73 g carbohydrates; 25 g protein; 12 g fiber; 456 mg sodium; 411 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (90% daily value), Iron (22% dv), Calcium & Vitamin A (20% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 4

Exchanges: 4 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 fat


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Recipe Categories

Ease of Preparation
Easy
Ethnic/Regional
Italian
Total Time
45 minutes or less
Servings
4
Main Ingredient
Shellfish
Preparation/ Technique
Saute
Meal/Course
Dinner

Publication
May/June 1994
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