Spaghetti with Clams and cherry tomatoes

Spaghetti with Clams and cherry tomatoes

By 25/07/2012

Who has never heard of spaghetti with vongole (clams)? It is a classic in the Italian cuisine and if you like shellfish this is just the top of tops.
I used to choose this dish many times in restaurants until I began to make my own at home. It just gets too expensive eating out and above all, homemade will always taste best.
I am back in Italy to spend the summer here, so I make the most of all the local food I can find.

The clams I have used to make this dish are called "veraci" and they are local from the Adriatic sea. They are well known for their tender meat and delicate flavour.
It is another very typical dish of all over Italy to be enjoyed with a glass of white wine. I would pair this with a good Pinot Grigio.

When you have finished your pasta you can soak the juice of the clams into some white crusty bread and clean the plate up with it, that's called "scarpetta" or little shoe.

The cherry tomatoes come from my mum's garden and they taste wonderful as they are in season now. So different to tomatoes bought from supermarkets during the winter months! Eating seasonally is always best.

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 25 minutes

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24 Responses to Spaghetti with Clams and cherry tomatoes

  1. Giovanna

    Li adoro, sono deliziosi! Brava Alida!Un bacio

  2. Kit @ i-lostinausten

    Delicious pasta & great for the season! πŸ™‚

  3. All That I'm Eating

    This looks so summery and sounds great. I like your new picture at the top of your blog too!

  4. Suzanne Bean

    This dish looks so good. I'm definitely making this one. I do love visiting your site for so many cooking ideas. I sometimes forget to create in the kitchen, but with all your wonderful recipes I can cook up some amazing dishes.

  5. Alida

    Thank you so much. Your comments are always so lovely. I do appreciate it!

  6. Pola M

    Buoni! I have to go look for some little neck clams!

  7. Javelin Warrior

    Another easy and delicious dish, Alida! I love how everything is so fresh, including the the homegrown tomatoes. I love mopping up extra sauce with crusty bread – as much as I love pasta, I think I love the bread-mopping experience even more! Thanks so much for sharing this…

  8. Claudia

    Gli spaghetti preparati in questo modo li ho mangiati, sono buonissimi. Le vongole veraci danno al sughetto un sapore unico. Bravissima

  9. Zoe

    My husband will love this pasta dish. Yum!

  10. Jasna Varcakovic

    Looks awesome! Another lesson for me ..thanks Alida!(never cooked with clams)

  11. La cucina di Molly

    Che brava, questi spaghetti sono adorabili con quel profumo di mare, li preparo spesso! Ciao

  12. Balvinder Ubi

    I am totally in spaghetti mood today. Love this!

  13. Fram

    delicious. it made me hungry. I will surely eat spaghetti today. It made me jealous. so delicious. love this.

  14. Dolcemeringa Ombretta

    Gli spaghetti con le vongole sono tra i primi che mi piacciono di piΓΉ πŸ™‚ Baci cara

  15. Angie's Recipes

    It must have been AGES since I last had clams…your pasta looks so fresh,summery and droolworthy, Alida.

  16. unikorna

    It looks so exotic to me, considering I've never tried clams. You do create the most astonishing recipes Alida :). It's like I am reading that famous magazine "Good Foods". Congrats and kisses.

  17. GΓΌnther

    nemmeno io sapevo come si dice volngole in inglese, ora l'ho imparato, un bel piatto complimenti ma anche da te si trovano le vongole? non lo pensavo

  18. Alida

    Queste sono italiane. Sono in Italia a passare l'estate. Pero' le trovo anche in Inghilterra ma sono piu' grandi delle nostre e hanno un gusto diverso.

  19. Angie

    QuΓ© buena es la pasta con marisco, Alida! Besitos.

  20. Gloria

    Love these spaguetties look amazing!

  21. Girl in purple dress

    I love this combo with prawns as well – basil, olive oil & garlic – Olympic HEAVEN! πŸ™‚

  22. Catherine

    Dear Alida, One of my favorite dishes. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  23. seanymph

    I may just have to make this. It looks luscious!

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