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Spaghetti with Clams & Crispy Bread Crumbs Recipe

Spaghetti with Clams & Crispy Bread Crumbs
How to make Spaghetti with Clams & Crispy Bread Crumbs

Spaghetti with clams and crisp Bread Crumbs is a delicious recipe that you can prepare for your friends and family for parties. It is simple recipe and you can follow this quick and easy recipe.

  • Total Cook Time 45 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time 30 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Spaghetti with Clams & Crispy Bread Crumbs

  • 1/4 Cup panko
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 large, thinly sliced garlic cloves
  • 3 dozen Manila clams or cockles, scrubbed
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 450 gram spaghetti
  • 1 tsp lemon zest, grated
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 tbsp mullet bottarga (optional; see Note), grated
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 2 tbsp thyme, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp rosemary, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped

How to Make Spaghetti with Clams & Crispy Bread Crumbs

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In a medium skillet, combine the with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and toast over moderate heat, tossing, until golden, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a small bowl.
In a deep skillet, heat the remaining 1/4 cup of oil. Add the garlic and cook over moderate heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the clams and wine and simmer over moderately high heat until the wine is slightly reduced and the clams just start to open, about 4 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Add the pasta, cooking water, lemon zest and juice, red pepper and herbs to the clams and toss over moderately high heat until the pasta is well coated and the clams are completely open, 2 minutes. Discard any clams that do not open. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with the toasted and serve.
Bottarga is the roe of tuna or mullet that has been salted, pressed and dried; it can be grated or shaved paper-thin. It is available at specialty food stores and online at
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