Pasta alle Vongole
  • 1

    Wash and drain the clams in a bowl of warm water.

  • 2

    For the clam sauce: Coarsely chop the onion and brown it slowly in a pan with olive oil

  • 3

    Add the clams, sprinkle with 1/2 glass of white wine and cover. Wait until the clams are all open over high heat.

  • 4

    Strain the juice from the clams and set aside. Drain the clams well.

  • 5

    Boil unsalted water in a large pot. When the water boils, throw in the linguine, stir and cook for only 4 minutes.

  • 6

    Strain the clam juice again by adding a sheet of paper towel to the bottom of the strainer, removing all impurities.

  • 7

    Pour it into a large saucepan, add the chopped garlic and bring to a boil.

  • 8

    Dip the pasta in it for the remaining cooking time (according to the product indications, subtracting the 4 minutes of pre-cooking done).

  • 9

    Leave to cook over high heat to reduce the juice.

  • 10

    Remove the clams from their shell, keeping some in the shell to decorate the dish.

  • 11

    When the pasta is cooked, add the clams and the chopped parsley. Finally, drizzle with olive oil.

  • 12

    Arrange the plate with tweezers to make a pasta dome, sprinkle with a little juice and finish with some clams in shell.

  • It’s ready!


from the chef


Clams can be replaced by any other shellfish. You can also use canned clams, but the recipe will be less tasty.

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  • Serves4 people
  • Preparation time22 mn


240 g linguine
4 handfuls of clams
1/4 bunch of parsley
2 cloves of garlic
1 shallot
1/2 glass of white wine
Olive oil
Salt and pepper freshly ground