Fresh Pasta with a Spicy Clam Sauce

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
20 min
1 hr

4 to 6 servings

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • Salt
  • Crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 3 cups peeled, seeded and chopped Roma tomatoes
  • 3 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 3 cups clam juice
  • 8 dozen littleneck clams, scrubbed
  • 1 pound fresh angel hair pasta
  • Drizzle extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chiffonade fresh basil leaves
  • In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions, celery, and carrots. Season with salt and crushed red pepper. Saute for 2 minutes. Stir in the garlic and continue to cook for 1 minute. Deglaze the pan with the wine and bring to a simmer. Cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and herbs. Season with salt and crushed red pepper. Continue to cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the clam juice and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in the clams, cover and continue to cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until the clams completely open their shells. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until tender, about 4 to 6 minutes. Remove and drain the pasta. Toss with olive oil and salt. In a large mixing bowl, toss the pasta with the tomato sauce and basil. Season with salt and mix well. Mound onto serving plates. Drizzle each plate with olive oil.

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