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Spaghetti with Clams

Posted on November 11, 2008 by in pasta

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Linguine with Clams is such a classic recipe, yet I have never made it, well not until last night that is! I had to use spaghetti as that was the only pasta I had available, but the result was delicious.
I am still trying to use less cream and oil, so I substituted the normal cream with some Orley Whip Lite Creme. The sauce was still creamy and comforting but without the “oh no, I- ate- to -much- again- feeling”. Dad and the children loved the clams and there was a lot or slurping and sucking going on at the table last night. Would you like to give it a try?

Pasta with Clams


1 Kg frozen clams
2 medium onions chopped finely
3 cloves of garlic, chopped finely
1 Tbsp olive oil
5ml curry powder
1 cup of white wine
125ml water
1 heaped Tbs cornflour
125ml milk – us skimmed if you like, I used 2%
1 sachet(125ml) Orley Whip lite creme
Chopped parsley
500gr Pasta cooked – linguine or spaghetti
grated parmesan cheese


Saute onion and garlic in olive oil. Add clams, wine and water and cook for about 5 minutes or until all the clams have opened – discard those that haven’t opened. Mix cornflour with the milk and add to the clams. Stir and cook for a while, then add the creme. Season with salt and lots of ground black pepper. Add the cooked pasta and mix through. Serve with parsley and grated parmesan cheese

Before I forget, A new blogger friend of mine, Abigail, was so kind to send me an award a while back and I am ashamed to say that I have forgotten about it. Abigail is new to my blog, but her comments are uplifting and she has a really cool site too, called Mamatouille. Check out her Rum-and-raisin cheesecake. Thanks so much Aby. I am sending this award to the first 5 people who commented om my last post.

Sophia Lindop – a fellow South African Blogger who is SO famous!

Sylvie from A pot of tea and a biscuit – Her pictures makes me drool, especially the roasted garlic one.

Rose from Homemade Heaven – Also an South African blogger. Her Other blog on Food24 is quite popular.

Proud Italian Cook – Marie is one of my Idols in the blogosphere. I love the way she cooks!

Snooky doodle – Don’t you just love this name? I love the name, the site and the photography!

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16 Responses to “Spaghetti with Clams”

  1. Maryann 11 November 2008 at 11:49 am #


  2. Snooky doodle 11 November 2008 at 12:30 pm #

    wow thanks for the award πŸ™‚ and you desrerve it πŸ™‚ this plate of pasta looks so appetitising. Wish I have it in front of me it will disappear really fast. I lltry it soon though although I m not much of good cook πŸ™‚ onmy sweety things. the photo is amazing

  3. Peter M 11 November 2008 at 12:43 pm #

    Nina, the pinch of curry has totally caught me by surprise…I love the idea!

  4. glamah16 11 November 2008 at 2:53 pm #

    Yun can never go wrong serving spahghetti and clams. Wonderful.

  5. Darius T. Williams 11 November 2008 at 3:12 pm #

    I’m with maryann…I can’t even find a word that describes how great this looks! Good work here!


  6. canarygirl 11 November 2008 at 3:22 pm #

    Oh how very delicious, Nina!

  7. Hopie 11 November 2008 at 3:29 pm #

    I left a comment a couple posts ago saying I had an award for you, but I don’t see it so maybe my computer did something funny! Anyway, I do have an award over on my blog for you (a couple posts ago). This dish looks delicious! Your photos are beautiful as usual. If you have time, participate in my first-ever blogging event Energy Food Challenge!

  8. Janna 11 November 2008 at 5:04 pm #

    You know the way straight to my heart! Clams AND curry! SWOON! I love some shellfish in pasta, too.

  9. Bellini Valli 11 November 2008 at 5:16 pm #

    You don’t have to twist my arm. I would love to check out this dish Nina:D

  10. Robyn Vickers 11 November 2008 at 8:47 pm #

    Oh, yum. This just says clean, fresh, summer holiday by the sea. Just what we need in November in Toronto.

  11. Proud Italian Cook 11 November 2008 at 9:08 pm #

    Dear Nina, Thank you so much for your kind words and the passing of this award to me. Your food, and plating always looks extrordinary, you are certainly deserving of
    “The coolest Blog” award. Thanks for putting a smile on my day!
    Hugs to you,

  12. That Girl 11 November 2008 at 9:34 pm #

    This is one of my mom’s favorite dishes!

  13. Sylvie 11 November 2008 at 10:12 pm #

    Congrats on the award and thank you so much for passing it on to me!

    The pasta with clams looks amazing!

  14. nicisme 12 November 2008 at 12:26 am #

    Clams aren’t my thing, but that last photo is wonderful! I would possibly try it if you made it for me!

  15. Jeanne 12 November 2008 at 12:22 pm #

    Mmmm, I do love clams with spaghetti! Lovely pic too πŸ™‚

  16. Nina Timm 12 November 2008 at 3:31 pm #

    maryann – thanks so much!

    snooky doodle – yip, you have sweet tooth.If you bake swwet things for me, I’ll make pasta for you…great idea, ain’t it!

    peter m – it makes the world of difference, though!

    glamah – it seems as if I have a winner here with the family!

    darius – how about “slurp!”

    canary girl – coming form the queen of delicious…I take it as a compliment!

    hopie – I did not see the comment, sorry! I fix my mistake this morning.

    janna – the curry leaves a little bit of a bite…just a little!

    bellini vali – You will love it!

    proud italian cook – it is my pleasure, Marie!

    robyn – it tasted of the sea, yeah!

    that girl – all the more reason for you to make this!

    sylvie – my pleasure!

    nicisme – come on over, anytime!

    jeanne – my family too!

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