everglade_mist (everglade_mist) wrote in eat_my_food,

Spaghetti and Clams

This dish is a tradition in our Italian household and I'd love to share it with you. Actually just got done making it and there aren't enough left overs to bring into work tomorrow! HAHA!

What you'll need:
1 can (10.5oz) white clam sauce (Progresso make's a great one)
1 can (6.5oz) chopped or minced cans (if you like bigger or smaller pieces)
3-5 cloves of garlic (or more if you love garlic like me!)
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1 pound of your favorite brand spaghetti
1 box of your favorite brand of frozen fish sticks (optional...we always have our spaghetti and clams with fish sticks)
salt & pepper

In a large pot, fill just more than half way with water and add a few pinches of salt. Bring to a boil and follow the directions on your package of spaghetti to cook the pasta al dente.

In a separate sauce pot, add olive oil and chopped garlic. Let cook over medium-lo heat until the garlic softens. Add the white clam sauce and chopped/minced clams. BE SURE to add all the liquid in there too! Everything that is in both cans, pour it all in! Add the parmesan cheese and pepper to taste.

Once your pasta is ready, carefully drain into sink but DO NOT drain all of the water. Pasta water has great flavor and is slightly thicker than just plain water, so that is a big part of your sauce. You'll want to leave about a 1/2 inch or so of water on the bottom of your pot. Put whatever pasta fell out back into large pot and pour the clam sauce from the small pot on top.

Serve adding extra parmesan cheese and pepper on top if you'd like!
Follow the directions on the box of fish sticks and serve on the side. I personally like cutting them up and putting it on top of my spaghetti! It adds a nice crunchy texture.

Sorry if the directions sound weird...I just realized how hard it is to describe cooking instructions like these rather than just doing them. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment and I'll do my best to help! :)
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