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Prep Time 2 minutes - Total Time 10 minutes - Serves 2

This dish is an absolute mega-pasta, and it's incredibly easy to make. Within just 10 minutes, you can be enjoying a delicious meal.

With only a few ingredients, you can create a stunning dish that will transport you to a seaside restaurant in Italy.

(You will also find this recipe on page 76 of my book Richard’s Family Favourites click here)


  • 500 g fresh clams, cleaned and rinsed.

  • 3 garlic cloves, finely sliced.

  • A handful of fresh parsley, roughly chopped including the stems but keep separate from each other.

  • 70 g mixed cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters.

  • Half of a fresh red chilli, finely sliced.

  • Pinch of chilli flakes.

  • A splash of white wine.

  • Extra-virgin olive oil.


  1. Get a large pot of water on the boil and cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions.

  2. In a large deep frying pan add a splash of the oil and warm over medium heat. Then add the garlic, chilli, parsley stems and tomatoes. Fry for 3-4 minutes till the garlic starts to soften but without colouring too much.

  3. Next, turn the heat to high, add the clams along with the wine and give everything a good mix. Pop a lid on top and cook for a couple of minutes till the clams have opened. Any that don’t open throwaway.

  4. Add the pasta to the pan along with the remaining parsley and give it a good mix. Check for seasoning and serve immediately with a good drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, bread for mopping up all the beautiful juices and a glass of your favourite tipple.

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