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Happy As A Clam!

Hi, Friends!

Monday’s are exhausting and long and make me wish the week was already over when the alarm goes off on Tuesday morning.  But despite waking up with a case of the Tuesdays, my day ended on a happy note with a big plate of spaghetti and clams.  I got this recipe a few years ago from my father-in-law, and it’s one of Hubby’s favorites.  It’s what we had for dinner when I met my father-in-law for the first time.  That night, my future Hubby, future F.I.L., and I watched “Master and Commander” and devoured this shockingly easy, cheap and yummy dish.  Tonight, we watched “Cheers.”

I always keep all the ingredients for Spaghetti and Clams on hand as pantry staples (except for the mushrooms) and consider it a default comfort dinner.  Perfect for a Tuesday.

Spaghetti and Clams (for 2)

Olive oil
2 smallish yellow onions, chopped
One small package of white mushrooms, sliced
Two cans Bumble Bee Whole Baby Clams  (really important that these are whole, not minced), one can drained, the other not
Sea salt
Cavender’s Greek Seasoning
Freshly ground pepper
Garlic powder
Multi-grain spaghetti (1/2 to 3/4 of the box.  1/2 a box = a heavy amount of clam sauce per person)

Multi-Grain Spaghetti

Whole Baby Clams

In a large frying pan heated to medium, heat a tablespoon or so of olive oil and saute onions until fairly soft.  Add mushrooms and saute until they start to get soft and juicy. 

Onions and Mushrooms

Meanwhile, heat water to boiling for the spaghetti.  Immediately after you add the spaghetti to the boiling water, add the two cans of baby clams (one drained) to the frying pan with the onions and mushrooms.  Add a small amount of salt and generous amounts of pepper, Cavender’s, garlic powder and parsley to the clams and veggies.  Stir and let simmer while the pasta cooks.

Clams Added to the Veggies

Drain cooked pasta and divide between two plates.  Top each serving of pasta with a generous heaping of the clam mixture and drizzle with some olive oil. 



One response »

  1. Yum! I posted a comment a few days ago, but I guess it never came through. This sounds delish! Isn't comfort food the best? I can already tell hubby will go nuts for this one. Thanks for sharing!


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