• 33 Ratings

Turn up the heat on spaghetti alle vongole with a generous dose of red-pepper flakes. Serve it on Valentine's Day, or better yet, make it a date -- and make it together.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a medium pot of generously salted water to a boil. Cook pasta until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water; drain.

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  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add garlic and red-pepper flakes and cook, stirring, 30 seconds. Add wine and bring to a simmer. Increase heat to medium-high and add clams. Cover and cook just until clams open, 4 to 5 minutes. Discard unopened clams.

  • Stir in butter and parsley leaves and stems. Add pasta and toss to coat, adding reserved pasta water 1 tablespoon at a time, until sauce is loose and creamy. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Notes

Clams are naturally salty, so taste the finished dish before seasoning with any additional salt.

Reviews

33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1