Spaghetti with clams and Granverde oil
Ingredients (serves 4 persons):
1 lb spaghetti,
1/2 cup Granverde oil,
2 shallots, thinly sliced,
5 to 7 cloves garlic, finely chopped,
2 1/2 lb clams, scrubbed clean,
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped,
1/2 cup dry white wine,
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper,
1 lemon, zested to garnish.
Bring to a boil 1,5 lt. of salted water in a large pot. Add the pasta, stirring constantly at the beginning to prevent it from sticking together. Cook al dente.
Meanwhile, heat the Granverde oil in a large pan. Add the shallots and garlic and sauté until soft, being careful not to burn the garlic. Add the clams and wine. Cover and simmer for 6 to 8 minutes, until most of the clams have opened.
Drain the pasta and place it in the clam sauté pan and mix thoroughly.
Pour the pasta into a large serving bowl. Zest the lemon over the dish. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.
Recipe by Maria Martino.
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