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Pasta with Clams

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Pasta with Clams

Pasta with Clams - Speedy enjoyment with the seductive taste of the sea

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Health Score:
8,8 / 10
30 min.

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Nutritional values

Mussels have three unbeatable advantages: Their delicious meat is low in fat and calories, but bursting with protein and providing a thick portion of iodine - the trace element is in short supply and indispensable for a well-functioning thyroid gland.

Wholemeal pasta provides us with a good deal of fibre - this is good for digestion and is filling for a long time.

Instead of clams, heart clams or mussels also fit well. It is important - as always with mussels - to sort out specimens that are already open before cooking and those that are still closed after cooking.

You will learn even more interesting facts in this article.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie446 kcal(21 %)
Protein20 g(20 %)
Fat8 g(7 %)
Carbohydrates71 g(47 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage6.5 g(22 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D7.4 μg(37 %)
Vitamin E2 mg(17 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin7.2 mg(60 %)
Vitamin B₆0.4 mg(29 %)
Folate64 μg(21 %)
Pantothenic acid0.7 mg(12 %)
Biotin6.9 μg(15 %)
Vitamin B₁₂6.5 μg(217 %)
Vitamin C14 mg(15 %)
Potassium635 mg(16 %)
Calcium76 mg(8 %)
Magnesium87 mg(29 %)
Iron5.2 mg(35 %)
Iodine158 μg(79 %)
Zinc3.4 mg(43 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.5 g
Uric acid189 mg
Cholesterol128 mg
Development of this recipe:


1000 grams
2 tablespoons
125 milliliters
Onion (40 grams)
400 grams
350 grams
long narrow Pasta (eg linguine)
½ bunch
smooth Parsley
1 tablespoon

Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 shallow Pot (with lid), 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Bowl, 1 large Pot, 1 large Skillet (with lid)

Preparation steps

Pasta with Clams preparation step 1

Peel the garlic and chop coarsely. Rinse clams thoroughly, sort and discard open shells.

Pasta with Clams preparation step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a shallow pot. Sauté garlic over medium heat for 1-2 minutes.

Pasta with Clams preparation step 3

Pour in broth and bring to a boil. Add clams, immediately top with a lid and cook covered, about 3 minutes over medium heat.

Pasta with Clams preparation step 4

Remove the pot from the heat and add the clams to a sieve, taking care to collect the broth in a bowl. Let clams cool slightly.

Pasta with Clams preparation step 5

Meanwhile, peel, halve and finely chop the onion. Rinse tomatoes, pat dry and cut into quarters.

Pasta with Clams preparation step 6

Remove clam meat from the shells. Sort out and discard closed shells.

Pasta with Clams preparation step 7

Cook the pasta according to package directions in plenty of boiling salted water until al dente. Heat the remaining olive oil in a large skillet and fry onion until translucent.

Pasta with Clams preparation step 8

Measure out 100 ml (approximately 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons) of the collected broth and pour through a sieve into the onion. Bring to a boil, cover and cook for 5 minutes over low heat.

Pasta with Clams preparation step 9

Meanwhile, rinse parsley, shake dry, pluck off the leaves and set some aside. Chop the rest finely.

Pasta with Clams preparation step 10

Add clam meat and tomatoes to onion and broth mixture and heat. Stir in tomato paste. Season with salt and pepper.

Pasta with Clams preparation step 11

Strain the pasta and drain. Mix with chopped parsley and clams and cook briefly. Garnish with remaining parsley and serve.