Pasta with clams Recipe

Ingredients:

  • ½ lb. whole wheat spiral pasta
  • 1 medium sized onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp. + ½ cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 10 oz can whole clams with juice
  • 1 cup tomato paste
  • 1 15-oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 inch red chili flakes
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 6 medium cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil salt and black pepper to taste
  • *optional ½ cup shredded parmesan

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Bring water to a boil and cook pasta according to package instructions.
  2. While water is coming to a boil and pasta is cooking, heat 1 tbsp broth over medium heat in a 10-12 inch minutes stirring frequently.
  3. Add tomato paste and diced tomatoes. Cook for another 10 minutes on high heat to reduce and intensify sauce. Add clams and cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Add pressed garlic, chopped basil, olive oil, salt. Pepper and chili flakes. Remove from heat immediately and toss with cooked, drained pasta.

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