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Spaghetti with Clams and Tomatoes

2 Reviews
100% would make this recipe again

I always keep a can of clams in my pantry to be able to fix myself a tasty seafood pasta in a flash.

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 10 min
540 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil 15 mL
1 clove garlic
3 tbsp Parsley and Garlic Base 45 mL
1 can of 142g drained baby clams
1 1/2 cup canned tomatoes (diced) 380 g
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 1 g
160 g gluten free/wheat free spaghetti
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

Keep the serving dishes in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.

Put a colander in the sink to drain the cooked pasta so that it will be ready when needed.

Method

  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Mince the garlic then sauté 1 min taking care not to let it burn. Add the Parsley and Garlic Base and the drained clams, reserving their juice for later. Cook 2 min with stirring, then add the tomatoes and cayenne pepper. Simmer, uncovered, 5-6 min with occasional stirring. Add pepper to taste. In general, it is not necessary to add salt since the clams are already salted. At the end of the cooking, add about half of the clam juice to dilute the sauce. Keep the skillet warm.
  2. While the sauce is cooking, cook the pasta.
  3. Pour the drained pasta into the skillet. Toss well then serve in the warmed dishes.

Remarks

Parmesan is not added since the flavour of fish sauces in general does not benefit from the addition of cheese.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (300g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

540

Fat

16 g

25 %

Saturated 2.1 g
+ Trans 0 g

11 %

Cholesterol

50 mg

Sodium

270 mg

11 %

Carbohydrate

69 g

23 %

Fibre

4 g

16 %

Sugars

6 g

Protein

27 g

Vitamin A

58 %

Vitamin C

74 %

Calcium

15 %

Iron

167 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 ½ servings
Grain Products : 2 ¼ servings
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 1 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6
Good source of  :
Calcium, Fibre, Folacin, Vitamin B2, Zinc
Excellent source of  :
Copper, Iron, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 4
Vegetables 1
Meat and Alternatives 2 ½
Fats 2 ½

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This recipe is in the following categories

Shellfish | Pasta | Main courses/Entrées | High Iron | Halal | High Fibre | High Calcium