Spaghetti with Clams, Tomato & a dash of Cream

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Limoncello and Linen Water

By Tessa Kiros

Published 2012

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Spaghetti with clams in one way or another is always popular. Here, tomatoes and just a little cream bring it together. The clams are cooked separately to the tomatoes in case they dislodge sand.


  • 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) small clams (vongole veraci)


Soak the clams in a large bowl of cold salted water for a couple of hours to get rid of any sand. Give them a good swishing around in the soaking water a few times and change the water if there is any sand. Discard any clams that are well opened.

In a large frying pan that will hold all the pasta later, stir the chopped garlic in 2 tablespoons of olive oil until it smells good. Add the