Food, Recipes from the Heart

Pasta ala Vongole


Ibu took a break from the kitchen and I decided to made pasta ala vongole. I can never get a decent plate of pasta with clams anywhere except for my sister’s place. Anyways, I was too hungry and excited to eat, hence it’s only a photo from my phone. Not too wow but I figured I have friends who’d want the recipe!


Pasta ala Vongole

4 cloves of garlic, chopped

2 fresh chillies, chopped

2 tablespoons of chopped Italian parsley

2 whole tomatoes, diced into chunks (you can use cherry tomatoes)

1 chicken stock cube

1 cup water

1kg of clams, scrubbed and cleaned

salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon olive oil

200g spaghetti (cooked following instructions on package)

Heat pan and add in olive oil. Sautee garlic, add in chilli and stock cube. Add in water and let it simmer. Once it starts to bubble, add in clams and tomatoes and cover with a lid. Let the clams cook (it takes only about 2-4 minutes for the clams to open), and add in tomatoes. Let tomatoes cook for another minute and turn off the flame. Marry the pasta and clams together, stir in parsley and serve.


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