Clams with Toasted Bread Crumbs with Orange Zest and Angel Hair

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 pound angel hair or cappellini pasta

4 (6-ounce) cans whole baby clams, drained and liquid reserved

3/4 cup chicken broth

1 small red onion, diced

2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest

1/2 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs

1/2 cup pasta cooking water


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Combine clams, broth, onions and orange zest in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer and simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Toast bread crumbs in a small, dry skillet over medium heat. Drain pasta, adding 1/2 cup of cooking water to clam mixture in skillet. Simmer 1 minute.
  4. Place pasta in a large serving bowl. Pour over clam mixture and top with toasted bread crumbs.