Dad’s (Mostly) Spaghetti and Clam Sauce

Dad's (Mostly) Spaghetti and Clam Sauce
Servings
4
Servings
4
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Dad's (Mostly) Spaghetti and Clam Sauce
Servings
4
Servings
4
Print Recipe
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Set a nice big pot to boil with water for your pasta. Sprinkle some salt in the water.
  2. In a large frying pan, melt butter, and cook the garlic until it is toasty brown but not burned (a minute or two). Watch it.
  3. Cook your pasta a little short of all the way: it will cook more in the sauce. In the case of angel hair, you'l be cooking it for just a minute or two. When it is done, drain it.
  4. Add the two cans of clams and their juice to the garlic in the frying pan and bring it to a simmer.
  5. Add some parsley. Fresh is nicer, but I never have that. Dad always uses dried and that's tasty enough in these parts. Stir and cook for a few minutes.
  6. Here's where Dad and I diverge. He would just serve this over the pasta, but I always find it doesn't make enough sauce, and the sauce sticks to the pasta a little better if I cook them together a little, so put your pasta in the pan with the sauce.
  7. If you want more liquid, you can splash in some chicken broth (or veggie broth)...
  8. ... and let it cook just a minute or two all together to let the pasta absorb some sauce.
  9. Serve with Parmesan cheese if desired. Practice your pasta twirling.
Recipe Notes

Very quick to make, and always popular.

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