• Clam Sauce with Angel Hair Pasta

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    Clam Sauce with Angel Hair Pasta
    Prep: 20 min Cook: 40 min Servings: 4
    by Michael Chen
    8 recipes
    Relatively easy and good clam sauce (that can be dialed in many ways to taste) with angel hair.


    • 1 lb angel hair pasta
    • 2 Tbsp EV Olive Oil
    • ~6 oz diced pancetta
    • 1 cup (~1/2 large) yellow onion, finely chopped
    • 4 large cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
    • 2 Tbsp finely chopped chives
    • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
    • 1/2 Tsp crushed red pepper flakes (to taste)
    • 2 - 6.5 oz cans chopped, whole or minced clams with clam juice
    • 4 oz brown beach mushrooms, trimmed tops
    • 1 cup dry white wine
    • 4 oz heavy cream
    • 1/2 lemon
    • 1/2 tsp corn starch in a just enough water to cover and make a slurry
    • Salt & pepper
    • Parmesan cheese


    1. Boil large pot of salted water and add angel hair and cook until al dente 7-8 minutes. Drain, rinse and set aside.
    2. In a medium heavy saute pan, heat oil over medium heat.
    3. Add pancetta and cook until slightly crisped and brown.
    4. Add onions and cook stirring for 2 minutes.
    5. Add garlic and continue cooking until mixture is slightly brown.
    6. Add wine simmer for 10 minutes.
    7. Add clams with juice & red pepper and simmer for 5 min.
    8. Slowly stir in cream.
    9. Add 1/2 of the cilantro, chives (save a little for garnish), lemon, salt & pepper to taste & simmer for 2 minutes.
    10. Stir in corn starch slurry mix and allow to thicken a bit for a minute.
    11. Add the cooked pasta and rest of the cilantro and toss to coat.
    12. Plate pasta onto plates, top with parmesan cheese and sprinkle some chives.

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