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Clam Pasta with Basil

Yield: 3-4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes



Basil Sauce
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup Italian parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil



  1. To make the sauce, add the basil, parsley, garlic and olive oil to a food processor and grind together. Alternatively, finely chop the basil and parsley, mash the garlic and combine with the olive oil in a small bowl. Season the sauce with salt and pepper.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions.
  3. In a medium pot that can be covered, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the garlic and the red pepper flakes and cook for about 1 minute.
  5. Add the frozen baby clams and frozen baby clam meat to the pot. Add the white wine, turn the heat to high and cover. Cook covered for about 5 minutes.
  6. After approximately 5 minutes, gently stir the contents in the pot. Cover and cook for another 2 minutes.
  7. Add the basil sauce and the clams to the cooked pasta in the large pot and gently toss to combine.
  8. Serve in bowls with lemon wedges.

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