Clams with pasta

Clams with pasta

Serves 3-4

Ingredients

  • about 700g clams (any kind except hardshell)
  • Olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 large onion, chopped finely
  • 1 red pepper, chopped finely
  • Pasta shells
  • 250ml fish stock
  • 1 small tin peeled and deseeded tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • A little chopped parsley
  • A few strands of saffron
  • Salt & pepper

Method

  1. After defrosting the clams strain any run off to add at step 4. Rinse thoroughly under running water to remove any remaining grit.
  2. Sauté the onion, garlic and red pepper in the oil for 1 minute then reduce heat, cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  3. When the onion has been cooking for 10 minutes or so, start the pasta cooking in boiling water.
  4. Add last six ingredients to the onion and cook on a fairly high heat for 5 minutes, uncovered.
  5. Drain the pasta and return to its pan. Add the stock and the clams. Cook for 10 minutes over a medium heat.

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