Spaghetti alla telline – spaghetti with wedge clams


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Spaghetti with wedge clams

To begin, sauté the garlic and chilli in plenty of extra virgin olive oil very slowly – the oil just needs to warm up a little bit to allow the ingredients to infuse and release their aromas and flavours. Once the oil reaches 100°C, turn off the heat and leave to rest for 10 minutes
  • 3g of red chillies, Daniele uses Trinidad Moruga Scorpion (be careful as it's very hot!)
  • 3 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • extra virgin olive oil
Remove the garlic and chilli from the oil and turn the heat on again. As soon as the oil starts bubbling, add the clams and half a glass of water (be careful if doing this over a naked flame)
When the wedge clams have opened, turn the heat off and remove the clams from the pan. Cook the spaghetti in plenty of salted water, then finish cooking in the pan that the clams were cooked in for the final 3 minutes – the oil and liquid should emulsify nicely
When cooked, drizzle over plenty of extra virgin olive oil and some seasoning. Serve with the wedge clams and sprinkle with parsley stems
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