Spaghetti with Clams & Tabasco


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Limoncello and Linen Water

Limoncello and Linen Water

By Tessa Kiros

Published 2012

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Here is a can’t-get-simpler way with clams that has a good kick. Some people may like a squeeze of lemon juice over their serving. Follow on from here with a strongly flavoured dish that won’t pale.


  • 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 your pasta later, heat the garlic in the olive oil until it smells good. Add the drained clams, parsl