SPAGHETTI ALLE VONGOLE

INGREDIENTS – serves 4
1kg fresh clams in shell
300g of spaghetti
130g pancetta lardons
1/2 red onion
2 tomatoes
6 tbsp olive oil
splash of white wine (optional)
2 cloves garlic
1 red chilli
1tbsp butter
1tbsp lemon juice
black pepper
fresh parsley to garnish

METHOD
1. Heat the pancetta on a low heat in a dry non-stick pan (the fat from the pancetta will be released and it will crisp up) then add the butter
2. Finely dice the onion, chilli and garlic and throw them in with the pancetta
3. Cook the spaghetti as directed on the packet, while it is boiling return to your clams
4. Add your clams to the pot with the lardons and give it a good stir before pouring in the wine. Put a lid on and allow the clams to steam open (this takes roughly 4mins)
5. Dice your tomatoes and add to the pancetta mixture
6. Drain the pasta and add to the clams
7. Add the oil and lemon juice and season with black pepper before garnishing with parsley

Enjoy : ) x

Published by Bea's Bites Online

Hi! I'm Bea, I am a food teacher at a secondary school. I live just outside Manchester and all its foodie offerings. This is my blog Bea's Bites Online, I'll be posting all about food and drink with an added smattering of travel. I am lucky enough to have grown up with a variety of influences, my mum is from Zimbabwe, my dad is from Ghana and I grew up in a village in the North West, so food has always been a blend and balance of cultures for me. From being little, food has played a large part in our family, whether it be for celebrations, commiserations or comfort. I began helping out in the kitchen from a young age and was fortunate enough to be given the reigns on occasion from the age of 11. I love being in the kitchen and having the opportunity to create something to make others smile. Whether it be an autumnal main or a gooey dessert :) I am a total believer in happy eating. Food should put a smile on your face no whether it's a weekday, after work dinner or a special occasion. I love following recipes and do think it is sometimes a necessity but I also think that food should be personal and geared towards what you like and I hope this comes across in my blog. I hope you enjoy reading my posts, let me know if you stop by, it will definitely put a smile on my face! Please don't hesitate to get in touch, my email is: beasbitesonline@hotmail.com If you have any posts you'd like to see then please feel free to email me and I'll do my best : ) Bea x

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