Spaghetti alle vongole

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Fish etc.: the ultimate book for seafood lovers

By Mark Hix

Published 2004

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In Italy, exact recipes for spaghetti alle vongole vary from region to region and even from restaurant to restaurant. Some will add chilli, dried or fresh, and occasionally you will see tomatoes added, although I prefer the purist version with no tomatoes and just a hint of dried chilli. The clams used vary too and can be quite expensive. Always try to use smaller clams that cook quickly and stay tender. Carpetshell clams (palourdes in France and vongole in Italy) are c