I prefer my spaghetti cooked with lots of garlic and cherry tomato and with the addition of either clams or shrimps and that's what I did for our Saturday dinner. Easy to fix and yet delicious...a one dish meal that we both like and as for me , easy job...and back to my idiot box. A day I can relax and watch my movies and browsing through my two new books....thinking what to bake next :) Daddy doesn't like his spaghetti with bolognaise sauce so this preparation is just perfect for the two of us....for once we share the same taste...ahem :p
Saturday is a day I would normally like to cook something more elaborate but becoz I have to cook something more elaborate for pot bless after Sunday service, I opted for something easy for my Saturday night so that I don't tired myself out. You know to feed a crowd of 60 people can be quite a heavy task even though it is just a dish from me.....but imagine I get to taste at least 25 dishes....so another reason for not eating a heavy meal yesterday. Have to keep some space for tonight's pot bless :) Coming back to this dish...it is a simple spaghetti dish with ingredients consisting of cherry tomato, garlic, black pepper , sea salt and green capsicum sauteed in olive oil . Mixed in the steamed ocean clams and cooked spaghetti and tada...you get a yummilicious plate of ocean fresh clams spaghetti !
saute the cut cherry tomato, chopped garlic, diced green capsicum
with olive oil , add in salt and black pepper for taste..this takes
only 7-8 minutes
add in the steamed clams and wine gravy...mix well
add in the cooked spaghetti last and mix well
serve it piping hot....delish !
the succulent clams adds flavor to the dish
I can have this everyday and not get bored with it :p
Fresh Sea Clams Pasta
cooked spaghetti for two
400 gm fresh ocean clams
1/4 cup chinese cooking wine
a pinch of salt
Dressing for the spaghetti :
10 cherry tomatoes
1/2 green capsicum - diced
8 pips of garlic - chopped
1/2 tbsp of toasted black pepper - crushed coarsely
1/4 cup olive oil
Cooked spaghetti till al dente . Drained and leave aside. Meanwhile steamed the clams with salt and chinese cooking wine for 6 minutes in hot boiling steamer. Off the heat.
In a non stick pan , heat up olive oil and saute garlic, black pepper , capsicum and cherry tomato till fragrant but make sure the veggies are not over cooked. Off the heat , add in the steamed clams and the wine gravy and the cooked spaghetti and stir till well mixed. Serve hot .
Enjoy and have a great Sunday !
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