*Spaghetti with Clams

*Spaghetti with Clams

Ingredients


- 1 lb. spaghetti
- 3 lbs large fresh clams in shells
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 cup white wine
- salt, pepper

Preparation


Wash the clams in fresh water and saute in a pan with the bay leaf. When the shells open shuck the clams and save the sauce. In a separate pan crush the garlic cloves and sautee them in the oil. Add the clams and the white wine. Allow the wine to evaporate. Add the clam sauce and cook it down. Add the parsley. Cook the spaghetti in abundant salt water, drain, and saute them briefly with the clam sauce over a high flame while stirring vigorously. Add pepper. Serve immediately. Serves four.
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