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Spicy Clam Sauce

Rated as 4.08 out of 5 Stars
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"A very quick, simple clam sauce to serve with any light pasta. I always serve it with farfalle. This has been one of my family's favorite pasta recipes for years, and I always serve it with buttery garlic bread."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 232
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and drained clams; cook and stir for about 5 minutes. Season with oregano, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Pour in the reserved clam juice. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and serve over pasta. Garnish with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 232 calories; 8.8 7.7 29.1 75 195 Full nutrition

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Wow! What a nice change from those sauces loaded with butter and cream. This was great with a salad and garlic bread. Be sure you let the sauce reduce at a slow boil to let the flavors mingle. I...

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This was awful! The dried oregano overpowered the other ingredients. The only way I could salvage this was to add melted butter and lemon juice. Only then was it passable. Perhaps fresh oregan...

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Wow! What a nice change from those sauces loaded with butter and cream. This was great with a salad and garlic bread. Be sure you let the sauce reduce at a slow boil to let the flavors mingle. I...

This sauce was great/I added some basil but I dont think it needed it. You didnt say when to add the garlic so I added it with the clams and sauteed them together. I used orecchiette pasta/

i added white wine, lemon and mushrooms very tasty

Easy fast and most of all good. You need to go for it and add about a half of stick of butter.

This was awful! The dried oregano overpowered the other ingredients. The only way I could salvage this was to add melted butter and lemon juice. Only then was it passable. Perhaps fresh oregan...

This recipe was AWESOME but I made one mistake...I only had 2 cans of clams instead of 3 so the spices were a bit overwhelming at first. Fortunately I had some marscapone left over from another...

I cut the portions back to three servings and used 1/2 tsp dried oregano as I garnished the finished dish with fresh. Lots of flavour going on in this dish and I loved the kick form the red pepp...

Awesome and super easy! I also added a little lemon for some acidity. Will now become a regular on the dinner table.

This can be really good with a few changes. I love hot and spicy food but cut the red pepper flakes in half because the full Tsp overwhelms the dish, use one heaping TB parsley, not three, add a...