Pasta with Manila Clams

Pasta with Manila Clams

A super easy pasta using Manila clams!

Ingredients: 2 portions

Manila clams
300 g
200 g
3 cloves
White wine
Soup stock cube
Olive oil
3 tablespoons
Button mushrooms
to taste
Parsley (chopped)
1 tablespoon
Salt and pepper
a small amount


1. Soak the clams in a 3% salt solution (1 liter of water with 30g of salt) to force the sand out. Once most of the sand has been expelled, rub the shells against each other to clean them.
2. Put the clams, white wine, and soup stock cube into a heatproof container. Lightly cover with plastic wrap and cook for 5 minutes in a microwave. Crumble up the soup cube when adding it.
3. Separate the clams and the liquid. It's easier to eat if you remove the shells at this point, but it's fine to keep them on.
4. Boil the pasta. You'll be heating the pasta in the clam liquid later, so cook the pasta for about 1.5 minutes less than called for.
5. In a cold skillet, add the olive oil, crushed garlic cloves, and the chili pepper with seeds removed, and cook over low heat until fragrant.
6. Pour in the liquid from Step 3 and add the mushrooms.
7. Drain the boiled pasta well, and add to the skillet. Heat on low for around 30 seconds, mixing with tongs to coat everything in the sauce.
8. Remove to a plate, sprinkle on some parsley, and it's ready to eat.
9. If you can, it's best to let the clams sit overnight to expel the salt. For details see Recipe ID: 1115447

Story Behind this Recipe

Please make this after a successful clam dig!

Vongole: Manila Clams
Rosso: Red = tomato
Vongole rosso is a dish made with Manila clams using tomato sauce.

Bianco: White = white wine
Vongole bianco is a dish made with Manila clams using white wine.