Spaghetti with Clams and Gremolata Recipe

Spaghetti with clams and gremolata

  • serves 2
  • Easy

An easy meal with clams for two. This quick recipe makes a fresh and elegant seafood pasta. This recipe would work equally well with linguine



  • clams 500g
  • olive oil
  • anchovy 1, rinsed
  • garlic 3 cloves, chopped
  • plum tomatoes 1 × 400g tin
  • spaghetti 150g
  • lemon 1, zested plus a squeeze of lemon juice
  • flat-leaf parsley a handful, chopped


  • Step 1

    Cover the clams with cold water and 1 tbsp of salt and leave for 5 minutes. This helps to get rid of any sand that may be inside them. In a large saucepan (one that has a fitted lid), heat 1 tbsp olive oil. Add the anchovy and garlic and cook until golden. Slightly crush the tomatoes with a fork and add to the garlic. Simmer for 10 minutes then season. Cook the pasta following the pack instructions.

  • Step 2

    Add the clams to the tomato sauce and put the lid on. Let them steam open for 5 minutes and then toss with the pasta and a squeeze of lemon. Mix the lemon zest and parsley and stir through just before serving.

Try more of our clams recipes here...

Clams in Garlic Butter Recipe with Soda Bread

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 380
  • Fat 7.8g
  • Carbs 62.8g
  • Fibre 4.1g
  • Protein 18.6g
  • Salt 0.48g