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Spaghetti with Clam Sauce

Rated as 4.53 out of 5 Stars
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"This pasta dish is always a best-seller at Italian restaurants, but very few people try to make it at home. The sauce only takes about 10 minutes to put together. By then your pasta will be cooked and you'll be ready to enjoy this classic dish."
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Ingredients

35 m servings 667
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.
  2. Combine cream, clams with juice, garlic, and anchovies in a large pot over medium heat; bring to a simmer and remove from heat. Add red pepper flakes and stir. Watch Now
  3. Beat egg yolk in a small bowl. Add one spoonful hot cream mixture to egg and stir. Repeat twice. Pour egg yolk mixture into cream mixture and stir. Watch Now
  4. Add cooked spaghetti to the cream mixture; stir to coat the pasta, cover the pot, and let sit until flavors combine and pasta soaks up some of the sauce, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top and season with salt. Ladle pasta into bowls; top with croutons and basil. Watch Now

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You can substitute linguine or fettuccine for the spaghetti.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 667 calories; 33.5 63.3 27.4 182 192 Full nutrition

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Simple and impressive. This is so delicious, it will go into my rotation as a budget friendly family favorite. Lovely enough for company dinner too. Assemble ingredients early in the day for a q...

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Didn't like it won't make it again

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Simple and impressive. This is so delicious, it will go into my rotation as a budget friendly family favorite. Lovely enough for company dinner too. Assemble ingredients early in the day for a q...

This recipe really brings out the flavor of the clam and makes a great sauce. We served the sauce over whole wheat pasta, which complimented the earthy flavor in the clams and anchovies. We did ...

Sometimes you get GREAT; Sometimes you get AWESOME and Sometimes you get SLAM OFF THE HOOK!! That is exactly what this meal is: SLAM OFF THE HOOK!!! This is truly gourmet. I would put Chef Joh...

Great recipe! I didn't have any cream so I just left it out. It still had a nice creamy texture with the egg yolk. I used calamari instead of clams because that's what I had on hand. I look forw...

I made it exactly as written and loved it! I wouldn't change a thing! You're the best Chef John! Thanks!

Didn't like it won't make it again

Been making this for years now, great recipe! I use fresh clams, asparagus, red bell pepper.

I really like this recipe and it is really easy, but 1 1/2 anchovy fillets? My can of anchovies had a dozen fillets. What to do with the other 10 1/2? Luckily, I do have cats and they were aw...

Fantastic! I used linguini pasta & added sliced portobello mushrooms. Family loved it!