This Italian pasta dish (Pasta con vongole, zucchine, e fiori di zucca) tastes like summer and the sea. Zucchini blossoms are only available for a short time, so make sure to take advantage!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Soak clams in cold salted water for about 1 hour. Drain.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.

  • While spaghetti is cooking, heat olive oil in a skillet and cook garlic for about 1 minute. Remove from the skillet. Add white wine and clams and cover. Cook until clams open, about 2 minutes. Remove clams from pot. Remove from shells, making sure to catch the liquid. Stir in zucchini and zucchini blossoms; season with salt and red pepper flakes and pour in clam juice. Cook until zucchini are soft, 7 to 10 minutes. When zucchini are almost soft, add clams and heat for 1 minute. Add drained spaghetti and parsley. Season with pepper.

Cook's Note:

You can use any kind of pasta for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

764 calories; protein 60.8g; carbohydrates 95.6g; fat 12.1g; cholesterol 118.8mg; sodium 256.6mg. Full Nutrition
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